Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center
 Aleksandr Vashchilko

Households' Expenditure Patterns in Belarus

This study estimates the equivalence scale for Belarus, while directly accounting for household size economies of scale. For this purposes, the modication of methodology in Lancaster and Ray (1998) was used. The poverty levels for vulnerable social groups are estimated using the house holds  equivalized total expenditures. In addition, the comparison of Engel curves for several expenditure categories is conducted for different years.

Published version of this paper you can find here.