Inequality Measurement forOrdered Response Health Data
AbstractWhen health status is an ordered response variable, Allison and Foster (2004)postulate that a distribution Q ?exhibits more inequality than a distribution P ?if Q ?isobtained from P ?via a sequence of median preserving spreads. This paper introduces aparametric family of inequality indices which are founded on the Allison and Fosterordering.
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Self-reported health status; inequality orderings; inequalitymeasures.;
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- Abul Naga, Ramses H. & Yalcin, Tarik, 2008. "Inequality measurement for ordered response health data," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 27(6), pages 1614-1625, December.
- Ramses H. Abul Naga & Tarik Yalcin, 2007. "Inequality measurement for ordered response health data," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 6538, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
- I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
- I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health
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- NEP-ALL-2008-02-02 (All new papers)
- NEP-HAP-2008-02-02 (Economics of Happiness)
- NEP-HEA-2008-02-02 (Health Economics)
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