Title
Measuring socioeconomic inequality in health, health care and health financing by means of rank-dependent indices: a recipe for good practice Measuring socioeconomic inequality in health, health care and health financing by means of rank-dependent indices: a recipe for good practice
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
report
Publication
Amsterdam :Tinbergen Institute, [*]
Subject
Economics
Source (series)
Tinbergen Institute discussion paper ; 2010-076/3
Volume/pages
33 p.,
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
The tools to be used and other choices to be made when measuring socioeconomic inequalities with rank-dependent inequality indices have recently been debated in this journal. This paper adds to this debate by stressing the importance of the measurement scale, by providing formal proofs of several issues in the debate, and by lifting the curtain on the confusing debate between adherents of absolute versus relative health differences. We end this paper with a matrix that provides guidelines on the usefulness of several rankdependent inequality indices under varying circumstances.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/124832/3cfac406.pdf
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