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Decomposition of health inequality by determinants and dimensions

Jørgen Lauridsen, Terkel Christiansen, Jens Gundgaard, Unto Häkkinen and Harri Sintonen

Health Economics, 2007, vol. 16, issue 1, 97-102

Abstract: 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.

Date: 2007
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