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Methodological issues in the analysis of the socioeconomic determinants of health using EU-SILC data

Hernández-Quevedo, Cristina, Masseria, Cristina and Mossialos, Elias (2010) Methodological issues in the analysis of the socioeconomic determinants of health using EU-SILC data. Eurostat methodologies and working papers, European Union, Luxembourg. ISBN 9789279167539

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Abstract

Health inequalities across socioeconomic groups are a health and public policy concern in all countries. There exist robust methodological tools from the epidemiological and economics disciplines to measure inequalities in health and there is a substantial amount of evidence on the level of inequalities in health across countries. However, there are numerous methodological issues that the study of health inequalities introduces. In this article we discuss the potential reporting bias and the alternative methods included in other health surveys to correct for this issue. Secondly, we distinguish between short-term and long-term concentration index (CI), exploiting the longitudinal data included in EU-SILC. Thirdly, we discuss the corrected CI suggested by Erreygers (2009) to overcome the limitations of the �old� CI. Finally, we conclude with an analysis of unmet needs for medical and dental examination or treatment and their main reasons, using the data available in EU-SILC.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Official URL: http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/porta...
Additional Information: © 2010 European Union
Library of Congress subject classification: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2012 11:12
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/41419/

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