Inequality Measurement Forordered Response Health Data
29 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2008
Date Written: June2007
When health status is an ordered response variable, Allison and Foster (2004) postulate that a distribution Q exhibits more inequality than a distribution P if Q isobtained from P via a sequence of median preserving spreads. This paper introduces aparametric family of inequality indices which are founded on the Allison and Fosterordering.
JEL Classification: 13, 11
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