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Sources of health inequality for Irish women
Madden, David (David Patrick)
This paper calculates the concentration index for self-assessed health for a sample of Irish women. It then decomposes the index to investigate the sources of this inequality using both a health production function and reduced form approach. Using the health production function approach it finds that age, employment status and exercise regime make the greatest contribution to income-related inequality in health outcomes. Using the reduced form approach it finds the greatest contribution to be made by age and education.
Keyword(s): Inequality; Concentration index; Decomposition; Health production; I12; Women--Health and hygiene; Health status indicators; Medical economics
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Type: Working paper
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Dublin
Publisher(s): University College Dublin. School of Economics
File Format(s): other; application/pdf
First Indexed: 2012-08-25 05:24:03 Last Updated: 2018-10-11 15:49:48