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Measurement and Explanation of Inequality in Health and Health Care in Low-Income Settings

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  • Eddy van Doorslaer
  • Owen O’ Donnell

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This paper describes approaches to the measurement and explanation of income-related inequality and inequity in health care financing, health care utilization and health and considers the applicability and the feasibility of these methods in low-income countries. Results from a comparative study of 14 Asian countries are used to illustrate the main issues. [Discussion Paper No. 2008/04]

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  • Eddy van Doorslaer & Owen O’ Donnell, 2010. "Measurement and Explanation of Inequality in Health and Health Care in Low-Income Settings," Working Papers id:3177, eSocialSciences.
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