Publication
Title
Measuring socioeconomic inequality in health, health care and health financing by means of rank-dependent indices : a recipe for good practice
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Abstract
The tools to be used and other choices to be made when measuring socioeconomic inequalities with rankdependent 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 rank-dependent inequality indices under varying circumstances.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of health economics. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2011
ISSN
0167-6296
Volume/pages
30:4(2011), p. 685-694
ISI
000294393500008
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 02.08.2011
Last edited 11.11.2017
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