Ordinal and cardinal measures of health inequality : an empirical comparison

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dc.contributor.author Madden, David (David Patrick)
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-05T14:40:38Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-05T14:40:38Z
dc.date.copyright UCD Centre for Economic Research 2008 en
dc.date.issued 2008-05
dc.identifier.other 200813 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/760
dc.description.abstract When measuring health inequality using ordinal data, analysts typically must choose between indices specifically based upon ordinal data and more standard indices using ordinal data which has been transformed into cardinal data. This paper compares inequality rankings across a number of different approaches and finds considerable sensitivity to the choice between ordinal and cardinal based indices. There is relatively little sensitivity to the ethical choices made by the analyst in terms of the weight attached to different parts of the distribution. en
dc.description.sponsorship Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences en
dc.format.extent 370435 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Dublin. School of Economics en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Papers en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP08/13 en
dc.subject Inequality en
dc.subject Cardinal en
dc.subject Ordinal en
dc.subject.classification D63 en
dc.subject.classification I18 en
dc.subject.classification I31 en
dc.subject.lcsh Set theory en
dc.subject.lcsh Equality--Statistical methods en
dc.subject.lcsh Social indicators en
dc.title Ordinal and cardinal measures of health inequality : an empirical comparison en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.authorurl David (David Patrick) Madden (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/economics/professordavidmadden/ en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0014 en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions http://www.ucd.ie/economics/research/papers/2008/WP08.13.pdf en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Madden|David (David Patrick)|aut|UCD0014

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