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Do the Poor Adapt to Low Income, Minimal Education and Ill-health?

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We add to the small set of studies that investigate adaptation to low income among the poor and extend the analysis to education and health. In accordance with previous studies, we find that beliefs about the amounts of income necessary to get by and live well increase with both own household income and the incomes of proximate others. We also find a positive relationship between beliefs about education necessary to get by and live well and own education. However, people believe that more hea...

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10.1093/jae/ejp024

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Sub department:
CSAE
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Institution:
University of Manchester
Department:
Manchester, Brooks World Poverty Institute
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of African Economies Journal website
Volume:
19
Issue:
3
Pages:
257 - 293
Publication date:
2010-01-01
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EISSN:
1464-3723
ISSN:
0963-8024
Language:
English
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uuid:d26cf909-06ff-4bd8-96fb-8c2b0435b53c
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14523
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2011-08-16

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