Statistical analysis of household expenditure in Tanzania: a case of study Dar es Salaam region

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Unversity of Dar es Salaam
The main goal of this study is to investigate patterns of household expenditure and determining household factors/characteristics that influence this expenditure in Dar es Salaam region (Tanzania). This goal is reached through empirical analysis of the data set that was collected by National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) Tanzania through its Household Budget Survey (HBS) of 2006/2007. Analysis of the data indicates that expenditure is different between non-durable goods, durable goods, education, health and food. Where household spends a greater share of its budgets on non-durable goods, durable goods, and education, while spending least on food and health; however the extent of expenditure varies across individual goods within a specific group. Linear multiple regression analysis indicates that income, the highest level of education, location of the household, and the total number of lays a household head is present at home during the week are the determinants of total household expenditure. The other point to note is that income of the household head, and location of the household determine total durable household expenditure, age square and sex of the household head determine total non-durable household expenditure, while literacy and level of education of the household head turns out to be the only determinants of total education household expenditure. Then it is suggested that the decision makers should begin to consider the use of linear multiple regression modeling techniques on studying the household expenditure pattern because it is essential in obtaining and predicting social- economic. variables that determine household expenditure.
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Cost and standard of living, Home economics, Accounting, Statistical analysis, ,Dar es Salaam region
Mogela, D. ((2008) Statistical analysis of household expenditure in Tanzania: a case of study Dar es Salaam region, Master dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam