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Inequality measurement for ordered response health data

Abul Naga, Ramses H. and Yalcin, Tarik (2007) Inequality measurement for ordered response health data. DARP, 92. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

When health status is an ordered response variable, Allison and Foster (2004) postulate that a distribution Q exhibits more inequality than a distribution P if Q is obtained from P via a sequence of median preserving spreads. This paper introduces a parametric family of inequality indices which are founded on the Allison and Foster ordering.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk
Additional Information: © 2007 Ramses H. Abul Naga and Tarik Yalcin
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 92
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2008 12:40
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/6538/

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