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Regression-based decompositions of rank-dependent indicators of socioeconomic inequality of health

Guido Erreygers () and Roselinde Kessels

Working Papers from University of Antwerp, Faculty of Business and Economics

Abstract: 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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Date: 2013-04
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