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Deaton, Angus

Works: 183 works in 841 publications in 2 languages and 9,029 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Editor, Honoree, Contributor
Classifications: HB801, 339.40723
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The analysis of household surveys a microeconometric approach to development policy by Angus Deaton( file )
36 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,168 libraries worldwide
Using data from several countries, including Cote d'Ivoire, India, Pakistan, Taiwan, and Thailand, this book analyzes household survey data from developing countries and illustrates how such data can be used to cast light on a range of short-term and long-term policy issues
Economics and consumer behavior by Angus Deaton( Book )
56 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,046 libraries worldwide
Analisi: CONSUMO. Teoria del consumo. TEORIA ECONOMICA. Microeconomia. LAVORO. In generale
The great escape : health, wealth, and the origins of inequality by Angus Deaton( Book )
12 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 749 libraries worldwide
"The world is a better place than it used to be. People are wealthier and healthier, and live longer lives. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many have left gaping inequalities between people and between nations. In The Great Escape, Angus Deaton--one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty--tells the remarkable story of how, starting two hundred and fifty years ago, some parts of the world began to experience sustained progress, opening up gaps and setting the stage for today's hugely unequal world. Deaton takes an in-depth look at the historical and ongoing patterns behind the health and wealth of nations, and he addresses what needs to be done to help those left behind. Deaton describes vast innovations and wrenching setbacks: the successes of antibiotics, pest control, vaccinations, and clean water on the one hand, and disastrous famines and the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the other. He examines the United States, a nation that has prospered but is today experiencing slower growth and increasing inequality. He also considers how economic growth in India and China has improved the lives of more than a billion people. Deaton argues that international aid has been ineffective and even harmful. He suggests alternative efforts--including reforming incentives to drug companies and lifting trade restrictions--that will allow the developing world to bring about its own Great Escape. Demonstrating how changes in health and living standards have transformed our lives, The Great Escape is a powerful guide to addressing the well-being of all nations"--Publisher description
Understanding consumption by Angus Deaton( Book )
24 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 692 libraries worldwide
Presents a comprehensive introduction to the study of consumption and saving using theoretical models based on standard microeconomic foundations as well as reviewing the substantial empirical literature on the subject. A number of related topics such as the growth-to-saving hypothesis, the impact of interest rates on saving, risk sharing, aggregation, and information are also covered. One main focus of the book is the debate on the permanent income hypothesis and the excess sensitivity of consumption with respect to income. The importance of precautionary saving and liquidity constraints in explaining the observed consumption paths are also discussed in detail. -- From (Oct. 23, 2012)
Development economics through the decades : a critical look at 30 years of the world development report by Shahid Yusuf( Book )
13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 611 libraries worldwide
Since 1978, the World Bank's annual World Development Report (WDR) has provided in-depth analysis and policy recommendations on a specific and important aspect of international development from agriculture, the role of the state, economic growth, and labor to infrastructure, health, the environment, and poverty. In the process, it has become a highly influential publication that is consulted by international organizations, national governments, scholars, and civil society networks to inform their decision-making processes. In this essay, Shahid Yusuf examines the last 30 years of development economics, viewed through the WDRs. The essay begins with a brief background on the circumstances of newly independent developing countries and summarizes some of the main strands of the emerging field of development economics. It then provides a sweeping examination of the coverage of the WDRs, reflecting on the key development themes synthesized by these reports and assessing how the research they present has contributed to policy making and development thought. The book then looks ahead and points to some of the big challenges that the World Bank may explore through future WDRs. The essay is followed by five commentaries, each written by a distinguished economist or development practitioner, which further explore this terrain from different perspectives
International commodity prices, macroeconomic performance, and politics in Sub-Saharan Africa by Angus Deaton( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 414 libraries worldwide
Essays in the theory and measurement of consumer behaviour : in honour of Sir Richard Stone by Angus Deaton( Book )
15 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 407 libraries worldwide
Models and projections of demand in post-war Britain by Angus Deaton( Book )
12 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
Patterns of aging in Thailand and Côte d'Ivoire by Angus Deaton( Book )
16 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and French and held by 144 libraries worldwide
This paper is broadly concerned with the living standards of older people in two contrasting developing countries, Cote d'Ivoire and Thailand. We use a series of household surveys from these two countries to present evidence on factors affecting the living standards of the elderly: living arrangements, labor force participation, illness, urbanization, income and consumption. One of the issues we examine is whether life-cycle patterns of income aid consumption can be detected in the data. The fact that few of the elderly live alone makes it difficult to accurately measure the welfare levels of the elderly, or to make statements about the life-cycle patterns of income aid consumption of individuals. We find that labor force participation and individual income patterns follow the standard life-cycle hump shapes in both countries, but that avenge living standards within households are quite flat over the life-cycle. The data presented suggest that changes in family composition aid living arrangements of the elderly are likely to be more important sources of old-age insurance than asset accumulation
Guidelines for constructing consumption aggregates for welfare analysis by Angus Deaton( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Large cash transfers to the elderly in South Africa by Anne Case( Book )
16 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Abstract: We examine the social pension in South Africa, where large cash sumsabout twice the median per capita income of African householdsare paid to people qualified by age but irrespective of previous contributions. We present the history of the scheme and use a 1993 nationally representative survey to investigate the redistributive consequences of the transfers, documenting who receives the pensions, their levels of living, and those of their families. We also look at behavioral effects, particularly the effects of the cash receipts on the allocation of income to food, schooling, transfers, and savings. Two methodological issues run through our analysis. The first is the danger of interpreting simple correlations and regressions without adequate consideration of likely biases. The second is the problem of measuring the effects of a program that is determined by individual or household characteristics. We examine both in the context of the South African pension. Our results are consistent with the view that pension income is spent in much the same way as other income, and that a rand is a rand, regardless of its source
Parametric and non-parametric approaches to price and tax reform by Angus Deaton( Book )
15 editions published in 1996 in English and French and held by 103 libraries worldwide
In the analysis of tax reform, when equity is traded off against efficiency, the measurement of the latter requires us to know how tax- induced price changes affect quantities supplied and demanded. In this paper, we present various econometric procedures for estimating how taxes affect demand. We examine advantages and disadvantages of parametric methods of tax reform analysis and suggest that the nonparametric àverage derivate estimator' is a useful alternative. We apply both parametric and nonparametric methods to analyze possible price reform for foods in rural Pakistan, and discuss the issues that remain to be dealt with in empirical welfare analyses
Price elasticities from survey data : extensions and Indonesian results by Angus Deaton( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Collecting panel data in developing countries : does it make sense? by Orley Ashenfelter( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Social security and inequality over the life cycle by Angus Deaton( Book )
14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Abstract: This paper examines the consequences of social security reform for the inequality of consumption across individuals. The idea is that inequality is at least in part the result of individual risk in earnings or asset returns, the effects of which accumulate over time to increase inequality within groups of people as they age. Institutions such as social security, that share risk across individuals, will moderate the transmission of individual risk into inequality. We examine how different social security systems, with different degrees of risk sharing, affect consumption inequality. We do so within the framework of the permanent income hypothesis, and also using richer models of consumption that incorporate precautionary saving motives and borrowing restrictions. Our results indicate that systems in which there is less sharing of earnings risk such as systems of individual accounts produce higher consumption inequality both before and after retirement. However, differences across individuals in the rate of return on assets (including social security assets held in individual accounts) produce only modest additional effects on inequality
Measuring poverty among the elderly by Angus Deaton( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Abstract: Poverty counts are counts of individuals in poverty but are calculated from household or family data on income or expenditure. The transition from one to the other requires assumptions about intrahousehold allocation, about differences in needs across different people, and about the extent of economies of scale. The number of elderly in poverty, or the number of children in poverty, is sensitive to these assumptions and to differences in living arrangements across age groups. We explore the sensitivity of poverty counts to variations in assumptions about child costs and economies of scale using data from the United States and from six large Indian states. Because living arrangements of the elderly are so different in the United States and India, the use of the latter forces us to think about household structure and poverty in the United States. We argue that the official poverty counts in the United States are compromised by unrealistically high costs of children and by unrealistically high economies of scale. We provide a discussion of how economies of scale and child costs can be estimated from the data, using identifying assumptions that label private goods and adult goods, and we make calculations based on the 1990 Consumer Expenditure Survey. We obtain plausible estimates of child costs, together with a number of interesting but hard-to-explain anomalies when we try to estimate economies of scale
Consumption, health, gender, and poverty by Anne Case( file )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Inequalities in income and inequalities in health by Angus Deaton( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Abstract: What is inequality in health? Are economists' standard tools for measuring income inequality relevant or useful for measuring it? Does income protect health and does income inequality endanger it? I discuss two different concepts of health inequality and relate each of them to the literature on the inequality in income. I propose a model in which each individual's health is related to his or her status within a reference group as measured by income relative to the group mean. Income inequality, whether within groups or between them, has no effect on average health. Even so, the slope of the relationship between health and income, the gradient,' depends on the ratio of between- to within-group inequality. The model is extended to allow income inequality to play a direct role in determining health status. Empirical evidence on cross-country income inequality and life-expectancy within the OECD, and on time series for the U.S., Britain, and Japan, provides little support for the idea that inequality is a health hazard at the national level. Birth cohorts in the US between 1981 and 1993 show no relationship between mortality and income inequality. However, there is a well-defined health gradient in these data, and its slope increases with cohort income inequality
The measurement of welfare : theory and practical guidelines by Angus Deaton( Book )
11 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Mortality, education, income, and inequality among American cohorts by Angus Deaton( Book )
11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Abstract: People whose family income was less than $5,000 in 1980 could expect to live about 25 percent fewer years than people whose family income was greater than $50,000. We explore this finding using both individual data and a panel of aggregate birth cohorts observed from 1975 to 1995. We assume that health status is determined by social status, defined as income relative to the mean income of a reference group. When reference groups are not observed, health is a function of income whose slope (the gradient) depends on the ratio of within to between-group inequality. We derive results on how this relationship changes at different levels of aggregation. Our results on individuals show that income reduces the risk of death, and does so even controlling for education. Only some of the effect of income can plausibly be attributed to the reduction in earnings of those about to die. The panel of cohorts also shows a strongly protective effect of income, but there is evidence that cyclical increases in income may raise mortality, even when the long-run effects of income are in the opposite direction. There is no evidence that recent increases in inequality raised mortality beyond what it would otherwise have been
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Deaton, A.
Deaton, A. 1945-
Deaton, A. S.
Deaton, Angus
Deaton, Angus S.
Deaton, Angus S. 1945-
Deaton, Angus Stewart.
Deaton, Angus Stewart 1945-
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