Robert Bacon, Soma Bhattacharya, Masami Kojima   |   2010
Type: Research Report
Topic: Consumer Finance
Country: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Pakistan, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam
Using data obtained in nationally administered household expenditure surveys, this study investigates the shares of household expenditure devoted to energy at different income levels for Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Pakistan, Thailand, Uganda, and Vietnam. The paper also examines expenditures on motorized passenger transport and food, two items for which the price of oil is an important component of their cost structure and which are consequential in the budget of poor households. The income levels are based on per capita expenditure, with the country’s population divided into five groups containing the same number of people in each.

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