Socioeconomic Status and Health: A New Approach to the Measurement of Bivariate Inequality

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Erreygers, Guido; Kessels, Roselinde;
  • Publisher: MDPI
  • Journal: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, volume 14, issue 7,page673 (issn: 1661-7827, eissn: 1660-4601)
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  • Identifiers: doi: 10.3390/ijerph14070673, pmc: PMC5551111
  • Subject: Chemistry | D63 | Biology | I00 | Article | Economics | inequality measurement | Inequality measurement, Socioeconomic inequality of health, Bivariate inequality | socioeconomic inequality of health | Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis | bivariate inequality | Human medicine | Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
    • jel: jel:D63 | jel:I00

Abstract: We suggest an alternative way to construct a family of indices of socioeconomic inequality of health. Our indices belong to the broad category of linear indices. In contrast to rank-dependent indices, which are defined in terms of the ranks of the socioeconomi... View more