Allowing for heterogeneity in the decomposition of measures of inequality in health
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Research GroupGrupo de I+D en Economía, Políticas Públicas y Salud
Knowledge AreaEconomía Aplicada
SponsorsThis chapter derives from the project “The dynamics of income, health and inequality over the lifecycle” (known as the ECuity III Project), which is funded in part by the European Community’s Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources programme (contract QLK6-CT-2002-02297) and the project “La dinámica del estado de salud y los factores socieconómicos a lo largo del ciclo vital. Implicaciones para las políticas públicas”, which is supported by the Fundación BBVA. We are grateful to the EC and to the Fundación BBVA and the Spanish Ministry of Education (projects BEC2002-04294-C02-02 and SEJ2005-09104-C02-02) for financial support.
Bibliographic CitationJONES, Andrew M., LÓPEZ NICOLÁS, Ángel. Allowing for heterogeneity in the decomposition of measures of inequality in health. Journal of Economic Inequality, 4 (3): 347-365, Diciembre 2006. ISSN 1569-1721
KeywordsAnálisis de descomposición
Desigualdades en salud
Datos de panel
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.
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