Poverty and Perception in Jamaica: A Comparative Analysis of Jamaican Households
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Economics
Contents6
Illustrations8
Preface10
Acknowledgements12
Abbreviations13
Introduction14
1. Poverty and Perception24
2. Setting the Poverty Line36
3. Subjective Poverty Thresholds47
4. Modelling Subjective Well-Being61
5. Correlates of Household Well-Being78
6. Determinants of Objective and Subjective Well-Being99
7. Why People Think They Are When They Are Not129
Appendix 1. Description of Variables152
Appendix 2. Minimum Survival Needs as a Function of Consumption154
Appendix 3. Subjective Thresholds Set at the Maximum and Median, 1999155
Appendix 4. Probit Marginal and Impact Effects156
Appendix 5. Probit Marginal and Impact Effects159
Appendix 6. Probit Marginal and Impact Effects162
Appendix 7, Multinomial Logit Marginal and Impact Effects165
Notes170
References184
Index194