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A multidimensional approach to measure health

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  • María Noel Pi Alperin

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In this paper, we borrow the methodology of the so-called “fuzzy approach to multidimensional poverty measurement†(see Cerioli and Zani 1990) in order to propose a different approach to measuring health. This multidimensional indicator satisfies three decomposition properties: by group, by health items, and the multidimensional decomposition. These techniques allow to better evaluate the structure of the population's global health. An empirical application of this synthetic indicator is proposed using the fifth wave of the SHARE survey in order to analyze the health status of the Luxembourgish population.

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  • María Noel Pi Alperin, 2016. "A multidimensional approach to measure health," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 36(3), pages 1553-1568.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-16-00449
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    1. Stéphane Mussard & Maria Noel Pi Alperin & Véronique Thireau, 2018. "Health inequality indices and exogenous risk factors: an illustration on Luxembourgish workers," The European Journal of Health Economics, Springer;Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gesundheitsökonomie (DGGÖ), vol. 19(9), pages 1285-1301, December.
    2. GENEVOIS Anne-Sophie & LIEGEOIS Philippe & PI ALPERIN Maria Noel, 2019. "DyMH_LU: a simple tool for modelling and simulating the health status of the Luxembourgish elderly in the longer run," LISER Working Paper Series 2019-06, LISER.
    3. MUSSARD Stéphane & PI ALPERIN Maria Noel, 2016. "A Two-parameter Family of Socio-economic Health Inequality Indices: Accounting for Risk and Inequality Aversions," LISER Working Paper Series 2016-15, LISER.

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    Keywords

    multidimensional health; decomposition; fuzzy sets; SHARE; Luxembourg;

    JEL classification:

    • I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health
    • D3 - Microeconomics - - Distribution

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