Quantity constraints, poverty lines and poverty orderings

Ramses Hani Abul Naga

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By limiting the scope for substitution between commodities, other things equal quantity constraints raise the cost of living. Thus, rationed families have higher povery lines than unconstrained ones. This heterogeneity in both resources and poverty lines means that, in principle, bivariate dominance results are required to order distributions in terms of poverty.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-43
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Economic Inequality
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2004


  • bivariate stochastic dominance
  • poverty lines
  • poverty orderings
  • rationing


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