An empirical test on character of indifference curve of cross-layer goods under condition of low income
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- indifference curve; consumption bundle; income expansion path; Hierarchy of needs
In Goods’ indifference curve, income expansion path represents optimized consumption bundle under different income level, the character of which under low income has research gaps. By econometric method of Chow test for predictive failure, consumption payouts of three need layers for four income grades in towns in Tibet are analyzed. Statistics description and econometric result indicate that under condition of low consumption expenditure per capita, goods belonging to lower need layer will be developed earlier than goods belonging to higher need layer for the former’s higher priority. This result shows that under condition of low income, higher layer goods toward which income expansion path is curved may increase much more slowly than that of lower layer goods with rise of total payout.
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TY - CONF AU - Yaozhong Chang PY - 2013/10 DA - 2013/10 TI - An empirical test on character of indifference curve of cross-layer goods under condition of low income BT - Proceedings of the 2013 International Academic Workshop on Social Science PB - Atlantis Press SP - 366 EP - 369 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iaw-sc.2013.79 DO - 10.2991/iaw-sc.2013.79 ID - Chang2013/10 ER -