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dc.contributor.authorZiebarth, Nicolas R.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-03en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-04T13:06:10Z-
dc.date.available2010-02-04T13:06:10Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/29758-
dc.description.abstractUsing representative survey data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) for 2006, we show that the magnitude of such health inequality measures as the concentration index (CI) depends crucially on the underlying health measure. The highest degree of inequality is found when dichotomized subjective health measures like health satisfaction or self-assessed health (SAH) are employed. Measures of medical care usage like doctor visits result in substantially lower concentration indices. Moreover, with the use of SF12, a generic health measure, the inequality indicator is reduced by a factor of ten. Scaling SAH by means of the SF12 leads to similar results to those with the pure SF12 measure. Employing generic health measures used with other populations like the Canadian HUI-III or the Finish 15D to cardinalize SAH has a significant impact on the degree of inequality measured. Finally, by contrasting the physical health component of the SF12 to the unambiguously objective grip strength measure, we provide evidence of the presence of income-related reporting heterogeneity in generic health measures.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion papers // German Institute for Economic Research 916en_US
dc.subject.jelD30en_US
dc.subject.jelD31en_US
dc.subject.jelD63en_US
dc.subject.jelI10en_US
dc.subject.jelI12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordHealth measuresen_US
dc.subject.keywordhealth inequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordSF12en_US
dc.subject.keywordgrip strengthen_US
dc.subject.keywordGerman Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP)en_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheiten_US
dc.subject.stwDisparitätsmaßen_US
dc.subject.stwMessungen_US
dc.subject.stwStatistischer Fehleren_US
dc.subject.stwPanelen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleMeasurement of health, the sensitivity of the concentration index, and reporting heterogeneityen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn608202908en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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