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Consumption, Welfare and Well-Being in Ghana in the 1990s.

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In this paper the links from measures of consumption to welfare and well-being are discussed drawing on a study of changes in consumption in Ghana in the 1990s. It is argued that household consumption can act as an opportunity measure of welfare. The widespread distrust of such a welfare measure may be explicable, at least in part, by how misleading it can be if averages of welfare change are presented. In Ghana it has been argued that poverty fell based on a consumption measure of welfare. I...

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Volume:
GPRG-WPS-002
Series:
Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2005-01-05
URN:
uuid:92d82dab-55b2-4f29-bf2e-79c927fbfe30
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14080
Language:
English

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