Correcting the Concentration Index
AbstractIn recent years attention has been drawn to several shortcomings of the Concentration Index, a frequently used indicator of the socioeconomic inequality of health. Some modifications have been suggested, but these are only partial remedies. This paper proposes a corrected version of the Concentration Index which is superior to the original Concentration Index and its variants, in the sense that it is the only rank-dependent indicator which satis.es four key requirements (transfer, level independence, cardinal consistency, and mirror). The paper also shows how the corrected Concentration Index can be decomposed and generalized.
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Health inequality; Socioeconomic inequality; Concentration Index;
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- D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
- I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
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