Comparación del Gasto de los hogares colombianos entre 1997 y 2003, según resultados de encuestas de calidad de vida: magnitud, composición y distribu

Citation data:

UNIVERSIDAD DEL ROSARIO, BORRADORES DE INVESTIGACIÓN, No: 002167

Publication Year:
2005
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Repository URL:
http://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/11305
RePec URLs:
https://ideas.repec.org/p/col/000091/002167.html
Author(s):
Ramírez Gómez, Manuel; Muñoz, Manuel; Zambrano, Andrés; Ramírez, Manuel
Publisher(s):
Universidad del Rosario. Facultad de Economía; Editorial Universidad del Rosario; Facultad de Economía
Tags:
Gasto de los hogares; magnitud; Composición; Distribución; Curvas de Engel; 640; Economía; Economía doméstica; Presupuesto familiar; Costo y nivel de vida; Calidad de vida; Ley de engels; Household expenditure; Magnitude; Composition; Distribution; Engel curves; Gasto de los Hogares, magnitud, composición, distribución, curvas de Engel; Ley de Engels
paper description
The purpose of this study is to analyze the change in magnitude, composition and distribution of the households’ expenditure in 1997 and 2003, using quality of life surveys. The analysis shows a decrease in the per capita expenditure (23.9%), especially in urban zones and richer regions, which reflects the economic recession that the country lives since 1998. This unequal decrease leads to a better distribution and a change in the expenditure structure where the proportion of food expenses increase while the education and health ones reduces. In the paper we use descriptive statistics taking into account the quintiles by region and zones (rural and urban). Then, we make parametric and non-parametric estimations of the Engel curve for each group of commodities in order to identify their nature.