Study Howell et al. (2006): study MY 2003
- Heads of households, Malaysia, 2003
- N = 307
- Non Response
- Authors's Label
- wealth composite index; possessions&savings
- Our Classification
Material wealth (USD): M=538; SD=411
Log-savings M=1,61; SD=1,28
Composite (z-scores) M=0,00; SD=1,57
- A wealth composite index; formed as the sum of z-scores for:
a. material wealth
b. log of savings.
Material wealth: possessions of household-members on a list of items; each item gets a weight based on its market price as a used good. In order of decreasing price: a gas stove, a motorcycle, radio, television, electricity, bicycle,indoor bathroom, chainsaw, VCD player, generator, cellular phone, automobile, refrigirator.