Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Marcos Chamon , and Irineu de Carvalho Filho
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 23 December 2013
Keywords: Income growth, CPI Bias, consumption expenditures, labor income, household expenditure, household characteristics, Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis, General, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty,
This paper estimates the household income growth rates implied by food demand in a sample of urban Chinese households in 1993-2005. Our estimates, based on Engel curves for food consumption, indicate an average per...