Regression-based decompositions of rank-dependent indicators of socioeconomic inequality of health
Guido Erreygers () and
Working Papers from University of Antwerp, Faculty of Business and Economics
In this paper we explore different ways to obtain decompositions of rank-dependent indices of socioeconomic inequality of health, such as the Concentration Index. Our focus is on the regression-based type of decomposition. Depending on whether the regression explains the health variable, or the socioeconomic variable, or both, a different decomposition formula is generated. We illustrate the differences using data from the Ethiopia 2011 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS).
Keywords: Inequality measurement; Concentration index; Decomposition methods (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D63 I00 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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