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Socioeconomic Inequalities in Childhood Undernutrition in India An Application of the Corrected Concentration Index

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  • Udaya S Mishra

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    (Associate Professor, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum)

  • William Joe

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    (Research Scholar, Centre for Development Studies, trivandrum)

Abstract

Measuring inequalities in child undernourishment with the help of the most popular concentration index (CI) has its own limitation in valuation and comparison. This is an attempt at contrasting a set of improved inequality measures against the conventional CI to comment on their robustness. In the process, it raises a need for revisiting the attainment-inequality relationship in health outcomes

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 30 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 847-854

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-09-00687

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  1. Kjellsson, Gustav & Gerdtham, Ulf-G., 2013. "On correcting the concentration index for binary variables," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 32(3), pages 659-670.

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