Inequality Measurement Forordered Response Health Data

29 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2008

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Ramses H. Abul Naga

University of Bath - Department of Economics

Tarik Yalcin

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: June2007

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Abul Naga, Ramses H. and Yalcin, Tarik, Inequality Measurement Forordered Response Health Data (June2007). , Vol. , pp. -, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1117712

Ramses H. Abul Naga (Contact Author)

University of Bath - Department of Economics ( email )

Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY
United Kingdom

Tarik Yalcin

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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