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The Living Standards, Incomes and Accommodation Costs of Older New Zealanders Revisited (WP 05/03)

Issue date: 
Wednesday, 1 June 2005
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JEL classification: 
I32 - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty

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This current paper revisits the estimated relationship between material well-being and the current income and accommodation costs of older people, and questions the extent to which income and accommodation costs directly affect well-being or proxy for other factors.


Regrettably our colleague Ivan Tuckwell passed away during the finalisation of this paper. We would like to record our appreciation of the skill and knowledge that Ivan brought to all his modelling work.

We also thank Paul Callister, Brian Easton, David Fergusson, John Jensen and seminar participants at Treasury for comments and discussions.


The views, opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this Working Paper are strictly those of the author(s). They do not necessarily reflect the views of the New Zealand Treasury. The Treasury takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in, or for the correctness of, the information contained in these working papers. The paper is presented not as policy, but with a view to inform and stimulate wider debate.

Last updated: 
Tuesday, 23 October 2007