HomeDLSU Business & Economics Reviewvol. 23 no. 1 (2013)

Consumption Pattern of Poor Households in Metro Manila – A Microeconometric Evaluation

Cesar C. Rufino

Discipline: Economics, Social Science



This study is an attempt to analyze through survey design-consistent consumption profiling the budget allocation pattern of urban poor in Metro Manila. Econometric models of a complete system of Engel curves for the various consumption items are to be employed in the analysis. A value-added characteristic of this research is the incorporation of the complex survey design features of the 2009 Family Income and Expenditure Survey to produce consistent and unbiased standard errors and parameter estimates used in a variety of inferences implemented.