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Objective To estimate the absolute wealth of households using data from demographic and health surveys. Methods We developed a new metric, the absolute wealth estimate, based on the rank of

Objective To estimate the absolute wealth of households using data from demographic and health surveys. Methods We developed a new metric, the absolute wealth estimate, based on the rank of each surveyed household according to its material assets and the assumed shape of the distribution of wealth among surveyed households. Using data from 156 demographic and health surveys in 66 countries, we calculated absolute wealth estimates for households.

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    • 2015-07-01
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.2471/BLT.14.147082
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      1564-0604

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    Hruschka, Daniel J., Gerkey, Drew, & Hadley, Craig (2015). Estimating the absolute wealth of households. BULLETIN OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, 93(7), 483-490. http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.14.147082

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