Socioeconomic inequalities in health: measurement, computation, and statistical inference

Kakwani, Nanak, Wagstaff, Adam and van Doorslaer, Eddy (1997) Socioeconomic inequalities in health: measurement, computation, and statistical inference. Journal of Econometrics, 77 (1). pp. 87-103. ISSN 0304-4076

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Abstract

This paper clarifies the relationship between two widely used indices of health inequality and explains why these are superior to others indices used in the literature. It also develops asymptotic estimators for their variances and clarifies the role that demographic standardization plays in the analysis of socioeconomic inequalities in health. Empirical illustrations are presented for Dutch health survey data.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Socioeconomic inequality; Concentration index; Standard errors
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:15
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2012 10:41
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/19765
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