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Type Journal Article - Forman Journal of Economic Studies
Title An Intra-Provincial Analysis of Expenditure Elasticities and Household Economies of Scale.
Author(s)
Volume 11
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Page numbers 15-31
URL http://www.fccollege.edu.pk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Paper-2-An-Intra-Provincial-Analysis-of-Expen​diture-Elasticities-and.pdf
Abstract
This study revolves around the analysis of expenditure elasticities and the
household economies of scale in order to explore intra-provincial consumption
patterns of Pakistan. The analysis is carried out for various food items using
Household Integrated Economic Survey, which are usually consumed by the
households. The included food stuffs are appeared as necessities of life. The
commodities appeared to be more responsive towards any given change in
income in rural areas as compared to urban areas. This fact is obvious because of
the lesser purchasing power of the inhabitants of rural regions as compared to
urban regions. On the other end, the consumers are having economies of scale
towards the household size. This reveals the fact that bigger households or
households with multiple members are able to achieve the same standard of living
at lower per capita expenditures on goods than smaller households.

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