Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/117108
Authors: 
Pascual, Marta
Cantarero, David
Sarabia, Jose Maria
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
44th Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "Regions and Fiscal Federalism", 25th - 29th August 2004, Porto, Portugal
Abstract: 
The comparative analysis of income inequality across countries has acquired increasing importance in recent years. This paper is divided in two parts. The first one is focused on the analysis of income inequality in the European Union. To carry out this task, we use different models based on Lorenz curves and quantiles functions and different equivalence scales. The European Community Household Panel Data are used. The second part of the paper is focused on explaining the differences in income and health inequalities across European countries. In particular several hypotheses concerning the economic determinants of health inequalities are studied. KEY WORDS Income inequality, Lorenz curves, quantile functions, equivalence scales, European Community Household Panel, health inequalities
Subjects: 
Income inequality
Lorenz curves
quantile functions
equivalence scales
European Community Household Panel
health inequalities
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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