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Inflation and the personal distribution on fincome in Portugal

Dos Santos, Jorge Henriques (1983) Inflation and the personal distribution on fincome in Portugal. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent. (doi:10.22024/UniKent/01.02.94315) (KAR id:94315)


This thesis is about differential inflation in Portugal during the period 1971-81 and its influence on the personal distribution of income. The analysis is carried out separately for four regions, using different commodity price information in each of them. Price indices are computed for each of the 15,914 households of the 1973/74 Household Expenditure Survey, and their distributions analysed. Cost-of-living indices are calculated from the estimated parameters of the linear Expenditure System, and in order to characterize the personal income distributions, several empirical equivalence scales are computed. The results emphasize the inadequacy of a single Consumer Price Index (CPl) to represent the experienced rates of inflation of all households in each of the regions. As a rule we find a significant, Indirect correlation between the rate of inflation and the household's income. The existence of different commodity price information for each region is of considerable importance in explaining the contrasting differential inflation between some of the regions.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
Thesis advisor: Smith, William
DOI/Identification number: 10.22024/UniKent/01.02.94315
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Uncontrolled keywords: Economics & economic theory, Portugal, inflation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Economics
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Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2023 14:02 UTC
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