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Regression-based decompositions of rank-dependent indicators of socioeconomic inequality of health

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  • ERREYGERS, Guido
  • KESSELS, Roselinde

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In this paper we explore di erent ways to obtain decompositions of rank-dependent indices of socioeconomic inequality of health, such as the Concentration Index. Our focus is on the regression-based type of decomposition. Depending on whether the regression explains the health variable, or the socioeconomic variable, or both, a di erent decomposition formula is generated. We illustrate the di erences using data from the Ethiopia 2011 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS).

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Paper provided by University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2013007.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2013
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Handle: RePEc:ant:wpaper:2013007

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Keywords: Inequality measurement; Concentration index; Decomposition methods;

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