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Journal Article

Allowing for heterogeneity in the decomposition of measures of inequality in health

Authors

Publication date

2006

Abstract

This paper shows how recently developed regression-based methods for the decomposition of health inequality can be extended to incorporate heterogeneity in the responses of health to the explanatory variables. We illustrate our method with an application to the GHQ measure of psychological well-being taken from the British Household Panel Survey. The results suggest that there is an important degree of heterogeneity in the association of health to explanatory variables across birth cohorts and genders which, in turn, accounts for a substantial percentage of the inequality in observed health.

Published in

Journal of Economic Inequality

Volume

4 (3):347-365

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10888-005-9019-z

Subjects

Well Being and Health

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1656724~S5

Notes

Albert Sloman Library Periodicals *restricted to Univ. Essex registered users*

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