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Health, equity and social welfare

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  • Marc Fleurbaey

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This article examines how issues of equity in health economics can receive new light from recent and less recent developments in welfare economics and the theory of fair allocation. This developments deal with multiple dimensions of individual well-being in particular, and suggest new alleys for the study of socio-economic health inequalities.

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  • Marc Fleurbaey, 2006. "Health, equity and social welfare," Annals of Economics and Statistics, GENES, issue 83-84, pages 21-59.
  • Handle: RePEc:adr:anecst:y:2006:i:83-84:p:21-59
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    1. Guido Erreygers, 2013. "A Dual Atkinson Measure Of Socioeconomic Inequality Of Health," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 22(4), pages 466-479, April.
    2. Florence Jusot & Sabine Mage & Marta Menendez, 2014. "Inequality of Opportunity in Health in Indonesia," Working Papers DT/2014/06, DIAL (Développement, Institutions et Mondialisation).
    3. Florence Jusot & Sandy Tubeuf & Alain Trannoy, 2013. "Circumstances And Efforts: How Important Is Their Correlation For The Measurement Of Inequality Of Opportunity In Health?," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 22(12), pages 1470-1495, December.
    4. Costa-Font, Joan & Cowell, Frank, 2016. "The measurement of health inequalities: does status matter?," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 67976, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
    5. ERREYGERS, Guido, 2006. "Beyond the Health Concentration Index: An Atkinson alternative for the measurement of the socioeconomic inequality of health," Working Papers 2006029, University of Antwerp, Faculty of Business and Economics.
    6. Rifkatu Nghargbu & Olanrewaju Olaniyan, 2017. "Inequity in Maternal and Child Health Care Utilization in Nigeria," African Development Review, African Development Bank, vol. 29(4), pages 630-647, December.
    7. Makdissi, Paul & Yazbeck, Myra, 2016. "Avoiding blindness to health status in health achievement and health inequality measurement," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 171(C), pages 39-47.
    8. Tommy Andersson, 2008. "Non‐Linear Pricing And Equality Of Opportunity," Metroeconomica, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 59(4), pages 541-556, November.
    9. Asheim, Geir B. & Emblem, Anne Wenche & Nilssen, Tore, 2010. "Health insurance: Medical treatment vs disability payment," Research in Economics, Elsevier, vol. 64(3), pages 137-145, September.

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