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Comparing the health and wealth performance of metropolitan regions

Paccoud, Antoine (2012) Comparing the health and wealth performance of metropolitan regions. In: International Association of Official Statistics (IAOS) Annual Conference, 2012-09-12 - 2012-09-14, Kiev, Ukraine. (Submitted)

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This paper presents a methodology to construct comparable estimates of health and wealth performance for 126 metropolitan regions globally that puts spatial comparability on an equal footing with data comparability. It will be used to investigate the relationship between health and wealth performance at the metropolitan level. The point of departure is the construction of a new spatial unit, the Extended Metropolitan Region (EMR), based on sub-national administrative units that proxy the maximum spatial extent of the city under consideration. A standardised ratio of EMR to national performance is then computed in the health and wealth dimensions based on available data in each national context and applied to internationally comparable national-level indicators to obtain an estimate of EMR performance in the health and wealth dimensions. EMRs are then divided into two main types: those which over or underperformed their national contexts to an equal degree, and those which did not.The hypothesis that will be tested is that EMRs where the percentage of private expenditure in total health expenditure is high can have a health performance that matches their wealth performance only if the level of national inequality is low.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Divisions: LSE Cities
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2015 09:30
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2021 23:14
Funders: LSE Cities, London School of Economics

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