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Measuring health inequalities using the concentration index approach

Kjellsson, Gustav LU and Gerdtham, Ulf LU (2014) In Encyclopedia of Health Economics p.240-246
Abstract
This article briefly reviews the recent discussion on how to use different versions of the concentration index to measure socioeconomic health inequalities; the appropriateness of the different versions depends on the measurement properties of the health variable and the intended value judgment. Using the European Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement, the article also empirically illustrates the guidelines for practitioners.
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absolute inequalities, bounded variables, concentration index, health inequality, mirror condition, relative inequalities, scale invariance, socioeconomic health inequality
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Popular Science
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Encyclopedia of Health Economics
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Culyer, Anthony J. and
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17 pages
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Elsevier
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978-0-12-375679-4
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10.1016/B978-0-12-375678-7.00206-6
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English
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