Census based deprivation indices: their weighting and validation.

  title={Census based deprivation indices: their weighting and validation.},
  author={Dianna Gordon},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  volume={49 Suppl 2},
  • Dianna Gordon
  • Published 1995 in Journal of epidemiology and community health
KEY ISSUES--Over one hundred years of social science research has shown that different social groups have different probabilities of suffering from multiple deprivation; yet census based deprivation indices frequently assign equal weightings to each of their component variables. This becomes highly problematic when these indices are used as the basis for allocating resources to local and health authorities. In order to ensure fairness and accuracy in resource allocation these indices should be… CONTINUE READING
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