SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research No. 274
Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW), Berlin
We show that the choice of the welfare measure has a substantial impact on the degree of welfare-related health inequality. Combining various income and wealth measures with different health measures, we calculate 80 health concentration indices. The influence of the welfare measure is more pronounced when using subjective health measures than when using objective health measures.
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