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A multidimensional approach to measure health

Maria Pi Alperin ()

Economics Bulletin, 2016, vol. 36, issue 3, 1553-1568

Abstract: In this paper, we borrow the methodology of the so-called “fuzzy approach to multidimensional poverty measurement†(see Cerioli and Zani 1990) in order to propose a different approach to measuring health. This multidimensional indicator satisfies three decomposition properties: by group, by health items, and the multidimensional decomposition. These techniques allow to better evaluate the structure of the population's global health. An empirical application of this synthetic indicator is proposed using the fifth wave of the SHARE survey in order to analyze the health status of the Luxembourgish population.

Keywords: multidimensional health; decomposition; fuzzy sets; SHARE; Luxembourg (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I1 D3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016-08-11
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