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Inequality measurement for ordered response health data

By Ramses H. Abul Naga and Tarik Yalcin


When health status is an ordered response variable, Allison and Foster (2004) postulate that a distribution Q exhibits more inequality than a distribution P if Q is obtained from P via a sequence of median preserving spreads. This paper introduces a parametric family of inequality indices which are founded on the Allison and Foster ordering

Topics: HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Publisher: Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science
Year: 2007
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:6538
Provided by: LSE Research Online

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