Understanding the vertical equity judgements underpinning health inequality measures
Paul Allanson () and
Dennis Petrie ()
No 264, Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics from Economic Studies, University of Dundee
The choice of income-related health inequality measures in comparative studies is often determined by custom and analytical concerns, without much explicit consideration of the vertical equity judgements underlying alternative measures. This note employs an inequality map to illustrate how it these judgements that affect the ranking of populations by health inequality. In particular, it is shown that relative indices of inequality in health attainments and shortfalls embody distinct vertical equity judgments, where each may represent ethically defensible positions in specific contexts. Further research is needed to explore people’s preferences over distributions of income and health.
Keywords: health inequality; vertical equity judgements; inequality equivalence criteria; inequality maps (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Journal Article: UNDERSTANDING THE VERTICAL EQUITY JUDGEMENTS UNDERPINNING HEALTH INEQUALITY MEASURES (2014)
Working Paper: Understanding the vertical equity judgements underpinning health inequality measures (2012)
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