Decomposition of health inequality by determinants and dimensions
Unto Häkkinen and
Health Economics, 2007, vol. 16, issue 1, 97-102
The study integrates two methodologies so that income‐related inequality in general health can be decomposed into contributions from socio‐demographic characteristics to each of the dimensions defining general health. It is found that these relative contributions vary substantially across dimensions. For policy purposes such information is valuable as it indicates at which population groups and at which aspects of health efforts to reduce inequalities in health should be targeted. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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