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The quality of consumption. Some Australian evidence

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The paper reports new estimates of Theil's index of the quality of consumption for four age groups and at two levels of affluence (income) for Australian households over the period 1975.IV to 1982.IV with special emphasis on the role played by energy and non-energy commodity groups. The evidence reveals an improvement in the quality of consumption of energy and energy-related goods and a quality deterioration in food, clothing and rent at all income levels and for all four age groups. © 1985.

UOW Authors


  •   Tran, Jimmy Van Hoa. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 1985

Citation


  • Van Hoa, T. (1985). The quality of consumption. Some Australian evidence. Economics Letters, 19(2), 189-192. doi:10.1016/0165-1765(85)90018-7

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-46549104840

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 189

End Page


  • 192

Volume


  • 19

Issue


  • 2

Abstract


  • The paper reports new estimates of Theil's index of the quality of consumption for four age groups and at two levels of affluence (income) for Australian households over the period 1975.IV to 1982.IV with special emphasis on the role played by energy and non-energy commodity groups. The evidence reveals an improvement in the quality of consumption of energy and energy-related goods and a quality deterioration in food, clothing and rent at all income levels and for all four age groups. © 1985.

UOW Authors


  •   Tran, Jimmy Van Hoa. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 1985

Citation


  • Van Hoa, T. (1985). The quality of consumption. Some Australian evidence. Economics Letters, 19(2), 189-192. doi:10.1016/0165-1765(85)90018-7

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-46549104840

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 189

End Page


  • 192

Volume


  • 19

Issue


  • 2