Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/72348
Authors: 
Madden, David
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Series, UCD Centre for Economic Research 02/26
Abstract: 
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.
Subjects: 
Inequality
concentration index
decomposition
health production function
JEL: 
I12
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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