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Analyzing the health status of the population using ordinal data

Maria Livia Ştefănescu ()
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Maria Livia Ştefănescu: Research Institute for Quality of Life Romanian Academy

Computational Methods in Social Sciences (CMSS), 2015, vol. 3, issue 1, 18-24

Abstract: We intend to estimate the health status of the people using a Gini kind index GO for measuring the inequality and a polarization indicator PO too. The both indices were applied for ordinal health data which were selected from three national representative samplings designed in the period 2003 - 2010 in Romania. The results evaluate the evolution level of the polarization and inequality phenomena in the health domain.

Keywords: ordinal data; polarization and inequality indices; health status; SAH data. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I14 I19 C43 C19 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015-06
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