Consumer Expenditure Inequality in Botswana

The main objective of this brief is to discuss the levels of consumer expenditure inequality in food and non-food components based on the 2015/16 Botswana Multi-Topic Household Survey (BMTHS), and the 2009/10 Core Welfare Indicator Survey (BCWIS). This allows for identification of the components that account for most household consumption expenditure, and also allows for an understanding of how a change in consumption of a particular component affects overall consumption inequality. The latter is particularly useful to evaluate the effectiveness of social policies, such as those of education and health to reduce consumption inequality.