On the Measurement of the (Multidimensional) Inequality of Health Distributions

Jens Leth Hougaard, Juan D. Moreno-Ternero, Lars Peter Østerdal

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Abstrakt

Health outcomes are often described according to two dimensions: quality of life and quantity of life. We analyze the measurement of inequality of health distributions referring to these two dimensions. Our analysis relies on a novel treatment of the quality-of-life dimension, which might not have a standard mathematical structure. We single out two families of (absolute and relative) multidimensional health inequality indices, inspired by the classical normative approach to income inequality measurement. We also discuss how to extend the analysis to deal with the related problem of health deprivation measurement in this setting.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelHealth and Inequality
RedaktørerPedro Rosa Dias, Owen O’Donnell
UdgivelsesstedBingley
ForlagEmerald Group Publishing
Publikationsdato2013
Sider111-129
ISBN (Trykt)9781781905531
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781781905548
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2013
Udgivet eksterntJa
NavnResearch on Economic Inequality
Vol/bind21
ISSN1049-2585

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