Health and inequality edited by Pedro Rosa Dias, Owen O'Donnell. [electronic resource] /Material type: TextSeries: Research on economic inequality: 21.Publisher: Bingley, U.K. : Emerald, 2013Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 507 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781781905548 (electronic bk.) :Subject(s): Medical economics | Income distribution | Equality -- Health aspects | Health services accessibility | Discrimination in medical careDDC classification: 338.473621 Online resources: eBook-Emerald
Lost in translation : rethinking the inequality equivalence criteria for bounded health variables / Gustav Kjellsson, Ulf-G. Gerdtham -- Measuring the inequality of bounded distributions : a joint analysis of attainments and shortfalls / Oihana Aristondo, Casilda Lasso de la Vega -- Measuring health inequality with categorical data : some regional patterns / Joan Costa Font, Frank Cowell -- Inequality and bi-polarization in socioeconomic status and health : ordinal approaches / Bénédicte Apouey, Jacques Silber -- On the measurement of the (multidimensional) inequality of health distributions / Jens Leth Hougaard, Juan D. Moreno-Ternero, Lars Peter Østerdal -- Equity in health and equivalent incomes / Erik Schokkaert ... [et al.] -- Reference value sensitivity of measures of unfair health inequality / Pilar García-Gómez, Erik Schokkaert, Tom Van Ourti -- Accounting for population change in the longitudinal analysis of income-related health inequalities / Paul Allanson, Dennis Petrie -- Regression-based decompositions of rank-dependent indicators of socioeconomic inequality of health / Guido Erreygers, Roselinde Kessels -- Health inequalities through the lens of health-capital theory : issues, solutions, and future directions / Titus J. Galama, Hans van Kippersluis -- The developmental origins of health inequality / Gabriella Conti -- The contribution of occupation to health inequality / Bastian Ravesteijn, Hans van Kippersluis, Eddy van Doorslaer -- Inequality of opportunities in health and the principle of natural reward : evidence from European countries / Damien Bricard ... [et al.] -- Ex-ante and ex-post measurement of inequality of opportunity in health : evidence from Israel / Adi Lazar -- Early life conditions and later life inequality in health / Maarten Lindeboom, Reyn van Ewijk -- Wealth, health, and the measurement of multidimensional inequality : evidence from the Middle East and North Africa / Mohammad Abu-Zaineh, Ramses H. Abul Naga -- Income inequality, health and development in search of a pattern / Therese Nilsson, Andreas Bergh -- Equity in health care delivery : some thoughts and an example / John E. Roemer -- Measuring health inequality in the context of cost-effectiveness analysis / Miqdad Asaria, Susan Griffin, Richard Cookson.
Economists are increasingly turning their attention to the measurement and causes of health inequality. This is in response to widespread concern that health disparities reflect social injustices but is also part of the trend away from the narrow focus on inequality in income to the more encompassing analysis of inequality in well-being. Researchers interested in the extent and causes of variation in well-being cannot but turn their analytical gaze on health inequalities. This volume contains methodological and empirical contributions from leading experts in health economics and economic inequality that add further momentum to a thriving field of research. The focus is on methods for the measurement of health inequalities (income-related, multidimensional and inequalities of opportunity) as well as the analysis of their causes. The collection is essential reading for researchers already working on health inequality and provides an immediate reconnaissance of the frontiers for those entering this exciting field.
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