Publication
Title
Correcting the concentration index
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Abstract
In recent years attention has been drawn to several shortcomings of the Concentration Index, a frequently used indicator of the socioeconomic inequality of health. Some modifications have been suggested, but these are only partial remedies. This paper proposes a corrected version of the Concentration Index which is superior to the original Concentration Index and its variants, in the sense that it is a rank-dependent indicator which satisfies four key requirements (transfer, level independence, cardinal invariance, and mirror). The paper also shows howthe corrected Concentration Index can be decomposed and generalized
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of health economics. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2009
ISSN
0167-6296
Volume/pages
28:2(2009), p. 504-515
ISI
000264949000018
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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Creation 01.04.2009
Last edited 17.06.2017
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