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A general method for decomposing the causes of socioeconomic inequality in health

Författare och institution:
Gustav Kjellsson (Institutionen för nationalekonomi med statistik & Centrum för hälsoekonomi (CHEGU)); Gawain Heckley (-); Ulf Gerdtham (-)
Publicerad i:
Journal of Health Economics, 48 s. 89–106
ISSN:
0167-6296
E-ISSN:
1879-1646
Publikationstyp:
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Publiceringsår:
2016
Språk:
engelska
Fulltextlänk:
Sammanfattning (abstract):
We introduce a general decomposition method applicable to all forms of bivariate rank dependent indices of socioeconomic inequality in health, including the concentration index. The technique is based on recentered influence function regression and requires only the application of OLS to a transformed variable with similar interpretation. Our method requires few identifying assumptions to yield valid estimates in most common empirical applications, unlike current methods favoured in the literature. Using the Swedish Twin Registry and a within twin pair fixed effects identification strategy, our new method finds no evidence of a causal effect of education on income-related health inequality.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP ->
Hälsovetenskaper ->
Hälso- och sjukvårdsorganisation, hälsopolitik och hälsoekonomi
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Ekonomi och näringsliv ->
Nationalekonomi
Nyckelord:
Inequality measurement, Concentration index, Decomposition methods, Recentered influence function
Postens nummer:
234644
Posten skapad:
2016-04-13 23:47
Posten ändrad:
2016-05-04 13:06

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