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Socioeconomic Inequalities in Childhood Undernutrition in India An Application of the Corrected Concentration Index

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  • Udaya S Mishra

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  • William Joe

    () (Research Scholar, Centre for Development Studies, trivandrum)

Abstract

Measuring inequalities in child undernourishment with the help of the most popular concentration index (CI) has its own limitation in valuation and comparison. This is an attempt at contrasting a set of improved inequality measures against the conventional CI to comment on their robustness. In the process, it raises a need for revisiting the attainment-inequality relationship in health outcomes

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  • Udaya S Mishra & William Joe, 2010. "Socioeconomic Inequalities in Childhood Undernutrition in India An Application of the Corrected Concentration Index," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 30(1), pages 847-854.
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    1. Kjellsson, Gustav & Gerdtham, Ulf-G., 2013. "On correcting the concentration index for binary variables," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 32(3), pages 659-670.

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    Keywords

    health Inequality; concentration index;

    JEL classification:

    • D6 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics
    • I0 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - General

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