Decomposing health achievement and socioeconomic health inequalities in presence of multiple categorical information

Makdissi, Paul, Sylla, Daouda and Yazbeck, Myra (2013) Decomposing health achievement and socioeconomic health inequalities in presence of multiple categorical information. Economic Modelling, 35 964-968. doi:10.1016/j.econmod.2013.08.016


Author Makdissi, Paul
Sylla, Daouda
Yazbeck, Myra
Title Decomposing health achievement and socioeconomic health inequalities in presence of multiple categorical information
Journal name Economic Modelling   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0264-9993
1873-6122
Publication date 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.econmod.2013.08.016
Volume 35
Start page 964
End page 968
Total pages 5
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Subject 2002 Cultural Studies
Abstract Although most of the measurement approaches in health inequality measurement assume the existence of a ratio-scale variable, most of the information on health available in population surveys is given in the form of categorical variables. This may result in the arbitrariness of the health concentration index's value. Makdissi and Yazbeck (2012) adopt a counting approach to overcome this problem. In this paper, we use this counting approach and decompose socioeconomic health inequality and achievement by categories of health problems and by region in the United States using the National Health Interview Survey 2010.
Keyword Health inequality
Population health
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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