Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/87036
Authors: 
Erreygers, Guido
Ourti, Tom Van
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 10-076/3
Abstract: 
The tools to be used and other choices to be made when measuring socioeconomic inequalities with rank-dependent inequality indices have recently been debated in this journal. This paper adds to this debate by stressing the importance of the measurement scale, by providing formal proofs of several issues in the debate, and by lifting the curtain on the confusing debate between adherents of absolute versus relative health differences. We end this paper with a matrix that provides guidelines on the usefulness of several rank-dependent inequality indices under varying circumstances
Subjects: 
Health inequality
Socioeconomic inequality
Concentration Index
JEL: 
D63
I10
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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