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Socioeconomic gradients in self-rated health: a developing country case study of Enugu State, Nigeria

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  • H. Eme Ichoku
  • William Fonta
  • Michael Thiede

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  • H. Eme Ichoku & William Fonta & Michael Thiede, 2011. "Socioeconomic gradients in self-rated health: a developing country case study of Enugu State, Nigeria," Economic Change and Restructuring, Springer, vol. 44(3), pages 179-202, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:ecopln:v:44:y:2011:i:3:p:179-202
    DOI: 10.1007/s10644-010-9098-0
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    Keywords

    Health inequalities; Self-rated health (SRH); Health status index (HSI); Convergence; Concentration index; Extended concentration index; C13; D63; I11;
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    JEL classification:

    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets

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