Income-related inequalities in self-assessed health: comparisons of alternative measurements of health
This study analyses income-related inequalities in health in France in 2004, using a decomposed concentration index and alternative refined measurements of health. Interval regression method is used to cardinalise self-assessed health. Results are offered at two levels. Firstly, this analysis shows income-related inequalities in health favouring socially advantaged groups. The strongest contributions to inequalities come from income level, education level and social status. Secondly, the analysis being carried out with alternative measurements of health, inequalities in health appear to vary quantitatively with both the number of categories of self-assessed health and the distribution of health used to cardinalise self-assessed health.
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