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On decomposing the causes of changes in income-related health inequality with longitudinal data

Paul Allanson () and Dennis Petrie ()

No 250, Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics from Economic Studies, University of Dundee

Abstract: Regression-based decomposition procedures are used to both standardise the concentration index and to determine the contribution of inequalities in the individual health determinants to the overall value of the index. The main contribution of this paper is to develop analogous procedures to decompose the income-related health mobility and health-related income mobility indices first proposed in Allanson, Gerdtham and Petrie (2010) and subsequently extended in Petrie, Allanson and Gerdtham (2010) to account for deaths. The application of the procedures is illustrated by an empirical study that uses British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) data to analyse the performance of Scotland in tackling income-related health inequalities relative to England & Wales over the five year period 1999 to 2004.

Keywords: decomposition; income-related health inequality; mobility analysis; longitudinal data (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D39 D63 I18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2011-03
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