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Demography and social economy, 2016, 1(26):42-50
doi: https://doi.org/10.15407/dse2016.01.042

Romanchuk N.M.
Researcher, PhD Ptukha Institute for Demography and Social Studies National Academy of Science of Ukraine
01032, Kyiv-32, bul. Taras Shevchenko, 60
e-mail: Romanchuk_Nataliia@ukr.net

HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES IN UKRAINE: ASSESSMENT AND DISTRIBUTION ANALYSIS
Section: TERRITORIAL SOCIAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC PECULIARITIES OF UKRAINE
Language: English
Abstract: The paper deals with the analysis of consumption characteristics of households of Ukraine based on Household Living Condition Survey data and System of National Accounts data. The results of application of the proposed methodological approach to the more reliable assessment of some indicators of economic well-being of households are presented, this approach also provides the possibility of assessment of the well-offs expenditures and incomes. This approach is based on harmonization of Household Living Condition Survey results as the main information source and the System of National Accounts data as an additional source using the procedure of household statistical weights calibration. The differentiation of the structural characteristics of consumption expenditures of the first and the last decile and also percentile groups of households ranked by cash income is presented. The household consumption expenditures based on Household Living Condition Survey results and the data after calibration are compared. The main characteristics of well-offs consumption expenditures are defined. The assessment of economic inequality of households including the well-offs incomes and expenditures is done.
Key words: households, consumption expenditures, Household Living Condition Survey, System of National Accounts, the well-offs.
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