Sources of health inequality for Irish women

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Title: Sources of health inequality for Irish women
Authors: Madden, David (David Patrick)
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Date: Oct-2002
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.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Copyright (published version): UCD Centre for Economic Research 2002
Keywords: InequalityConcentration indexDecompositionHealth production
Subject LCSH: Women--Health and hygiene
Health status indicators
Medical economics
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Research Collection
Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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