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Analyzing Health Equity Using Household Survey Data: A Guide to Techniques and Their Implementation
This book shows how to implement a variety of analytic tools that allow health equity - along different dimensions and in different spheres - to be quantified. Questions that the techniques can helpExpand
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Socioeconomic inequalities in health: Measurement, computation, and statistical inference
This paper clarifies the relationship between two widely used indices of health inequality and explains why these are superior to others indices used in the literature. It also develops asymptoticExpand
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Extending Health Insurance to the Rural Population: An Impact Evaluation of China's New Cooperative Medical Scheme
In 2003, China launched a heavily subsidized voluntary health insurance program for rural residents. We combine differences-in-differences with matching methods to obtain impact estimates, using dataExpand
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Inequality Aversion, Health Inequalities, and Health Achievement
  • A. Wagstaff
  • Economics, Medicine
  • Journal of health economics
  • 1 January 2002
This paper addresses two issues. The first is how health inequalities can be measured in such a way as to take into account policymakers' attitudes towards inequality. The Gini coefficient and theExpand
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The bounds of the concentration index when the variable of interest is binary, with an application to immunization inequality.
  • A. Wagstaff
  • Economics, Medicine
  • Health economics
  • 1 April 2005
When the health sector variable whose inequality is being investigated is binary, the minimum and maximum possible values of the concentration index are equal to micro-1 and 1-micro, respectively,Expand
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Equity in the delivery of health care in Europe and the US.
This paper presents a comparison of horizontal equity in health care utilization in 10 European countries and the US. It does not only extend previous work by using more recent data from a larger setExpand
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Income-related inequalities in health: some international comparisons.
This paper presents evidence on income-related inequalities in self-assessed health in nine industrialized countries. Health interview survey data were used to construct concentration curves ofExpand
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Catastrophe and impoverishment in paying for health care: with applications to Vietnam 1993-1998.
This paper presents and compares two threshold approaches to measuring the fairness of health care payments, one requiring that payments do not exceed a pre-specified proportion of pre-paymentExpand
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Poverty and health sector inequalities.
  • A. Wagstaff
  • Medicine
  • Bulletin of the World Health Organization
  • 2002
Poverty and ill-health are intertwined. Poor countries tend to have worse health outcomes than better-off countries. Within countries, poor people have worse health outcomes than better-off people.Expand
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The economic consequences of health shocks: evidence from Vietnam.
  • A. Wagstaff
  • Medicine, Economics
  • Journal of health economics
  • 2007
This paper finds that the incomes of urban households are more vulnerable to health shocks than rural households, that health shocks may precipitate increases in unearned income that partially offsetExpand
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