Location of Repository

Inequality measurement for ordered response health data

By Ramses H. Abul Naga and Tarik Yalcin

Abstract

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

Suggested articles

Preview

Citations

  1. (1978). Duality, Separability and Functional Structure: Theory and Economic Applications,N e wY o r k ,N o r t h -Holland. doi
  2. (1979). Inequalities: Theory of Majorization and its Applications, doi
  3. (2006). La Mesure de la Polarisation de Santé Subjective”, mimeo, Paris Sciences Economiques.
  4. (2000). Measurement of Inequality” doi
  5. (2004). Measuring Health Inequalities Using Qualitative Data”, doi
  6. Office Fédéral de la Statistique (2005): Enquete Suisse sur la Santé 2002: Plan d’Echantillonnage,
  7. (1973). On Economic Inequality, doi
  8. (1970). On the Measurement of Inequality”, doi

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.