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Forms of Engel Functions
C. E. V. Leser
Vol. 31, No. 4 (Oct., 1963), pp. 694-703
Published by: The Econometric Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1909167
Page Count: 10
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The properties of various forms of Engel functions satisfying the additivity criterion are investigated. It is suggested that a form of relationship used by H. Working, but recently neglected, offers on balance great advantages. A logical generalisation of it yields a flexible function from which a good fit may be expected for most commodity groups.
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