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Handbook of Microsimulation Modelling
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ISBN: 978-1-78350-570-8

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Publication date: 3 April 2003

André Decoster and Erwin Ooghe

To take into account heterogeneity in a social welfare function, Ebert (1997) and Shorrocks (1995) show that the only consistent way of welfare measurement consists of…

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To take into account heterogeneity in a social welfare function, Ebert (1997) and Shorrocks (1995) show that the only consistent way of welfare measurement consists of either constructing an artificial distribution in which each household is weighted by the number of equivalent individuals, or weighting by the number of individuals in the household. Both approaches are not only mutually exclusive on axiomatic grounds, they are also in sharp contrast with many empirical applications where there is no weighting at all. Since ultimately, the choice is a normative one between axioms, and hence not easily envisaged, an empirical test of the sensitivity of welfare evaluations for the choice of the different weighting schemes might prove useful. In this paper we apply the different methods to administrative microdata of the 2000 PIT reform in Belgium, obtained from the microsimulation model SIRe of the Belgian Ministry of Finance. We find indeed sensitivity of our results with respect to the different weighting methods. In addition, using the number of equivalent individuals as weights to perform dominance analysis leads to fanciful results with respect to the choice of equivalence scales.

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Inequality, Welfare and Poverty: Theory and Measurement
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ISBN: 978-0-76231-014-2

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Publication date: 3 April 2003

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Inequality, Welfare and Poverty: Theory and Measurement
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ISBN: 978-0-76231-014-2

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Publication date: 1 January 2014

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Handbook of Microsimulation Modelling
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ISBN: 978-1-78350-570-8

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Publication date: 1 January 2014

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Handbook of Microsimulation Modelling
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Publication date: 3 April 2003

Yoram Amiel and John A. Bishop

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Inequality, Welfare and Poverty: Theory and Measurement
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ISBN: 978-0-76231-014-2

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Publication date: 1 December 2020

Nidhi Kampani and Deepika Jhamb

The purpose of this study aims to explore the dimensions assessing the servicescape of beauty salons and provides suggestions to improve the salon's servicescape.

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Purpose

The purpose of this study aims to explore the dimensions assessing the servicescape of beauty salons and provides suggestions to improve the salon's servicescape.

Design/methodology/approach

A mixed-method design is used in the sequence of thematic analysis through focus group technique followed by exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis were used to assess the beauty salon's servicescape.

Findings

The exploration of factors in beauty salons is determined with three dimensions: the substantive staging of servicescape, the communicative staging of servicescape and the social staging of servicescape. These dimensions are mentioned in the order of importance perceived by the customers. The substantive staging of servicescape was identified with five factors: ambient conditions, facility aesthetics, artifacts, provisions and spatial layout. Communicative staging of servicescape explored four factors: employee duties, employee commitment, employee–customer interactions and employee image. Social staging derived two factors: customer characteristics, customer-to-customer interactions.

Research limitations/implications

The findings enrich the previous literature with the addition of new factors while assessing servicescape in beauty salons and the development of new items through qualitative research in the domain of servicescape.

Practical implications

The study offers the managers to understand the importance of various factors affecting the servicescape in beauty salons. The salon managers can beautify the service environment through the implementation of the factors identified, thus resulting in enhancing the experience of customers at the salons.

Originality/value

Considering no research has been conducted on beauty salons scale development, this study serves as the first empirical research effort.

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Benchmarking: An International Journal, vol. 28 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-5771

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