Skip to content

Conference Paper Understanding Society/BHPS Conference 2011, 30 June-2 July 2011, Colchester, UK

On decomposing the causes of changes in income-related health inequality with longitudinal data

Authors

Publication date

Abstract

Regression-based procedures for the decomposition of the health concentration index byhealth determinant have provided the basis for the analysis of the causes of changes inhealth inequality over time using data from repeated cross-sectional surveys. This paperproposes an alternative approach using longitudinal data that is based on thedecomposition of the income-related health mobility index, which provides a directmeasure of the impact of changes in individuals’ health outcomes on health inequality.The procedures are illustrated by an empirical analysis of the performance of Scotland intackling income-related health inequalities relative to England & Wales between 1999and 2004.

Subjects

Income Dynamics and Health

Links

http://iserwww.essex.ac.uk/understanding-society-bhps-conference-2011/programme/health1

#520036


Research home

Research home

News

Latest findings, new research

Publications search

Search all research by subject and author

Podcasts

Researchers discuss their findings and what they mean for society

Projects

Background and context, methods and data, aims and outputs

Events

Conferences, seminars and workshops

Survey methodology

Specialist research, practice and study

Taking the long view

ISER's annual report

Themes

Key research themes and areas of interest