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Longitudinal analysis of income-related health inequality: welfare foundations and alternative measures

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  • Allanson, Paul

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This paper elaborates the approach to the longitudinal analysis of income-related health inequalities first proposed in Allanson, Gerdtham and Petrie (2010). In particular, the paper establishes the normative basis of their mobility indices by embedding their decomposition of the change in the health concentration index within a broader analysis of the change in “health achievement” or wellbeing. The paper further shows that their decomposition procedure can also be used to analyse the change in a range of other commonly-used incomerelated health inequality measures, including the generalised concentration index and the relative inequality index. We illustrate our work by extending their investigation of mobility in the General Health Questionnaire measure of psychological well-being over the first nine waves of the British Household Panel Survey from 1991 to 1999.

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Paper provided by Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE) in its series SIRE Discussion Papers with number 2010-71.

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Date of creation: 2010
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Keywords: income-related health inequality; mobility analysis; longitudinal data;

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  1. Dennis Petrie & Paul Allanson & Ulf-G Gerdtham, 2010. "Accounting for the dead in the longitudinal analysis of income-related health inequalities," Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics 248, Economic Studies, University of Dundee.
  2. Pinka Chatterji & Kajal Lahiri & Jingya Song, 2011. "The Dynamics of Income-related Health Inequality among US Children," CESifo Working Paper Series 3572, CESifo Group Munich.
  3. FLEURBAEY, Marc & SHOKKAERT, Erik, . "Equity in health and health care," CORE Discussion Papers RP -2373, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).

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