Author

David Sahn

Additional Authors

Stifel, David

Publication Date

7-1-2000

Summary

This paper was commissioned for Inclusion in Asset Building: Research and Policy Symposium, an event hosted in September 2000 by the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis. The paper identifies and explores the use of an asset-based metric of welfare. The metric relies on assets data that are easy to collect and analyze. The authors demonstrate that the asset index functions well in identifying and profiling the poor, in targeting transfers, and even in estimating demand or production functions for outcomes that are useful for designing programs and policy.

Document Type

Working Paper

Category

Financial Inclusion

Original Citation

Sahn, D., & Stifel, D. (2000). Assets as a measure of household welfare in developing countries (CSD Working Paper No. 00-11). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7936/K7PC31XW

Project

Inclusion in Asset Building: Research and Policy Symposium

Keywords

Symposium, measurement, developing countries

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