Measuring income related inequality in health: standardisation and the partial concentration index.

@article{Gravelle2003MeasuringIR,
  title={Measuring income related inequality in health: standardisation and the partial concentration index.},
  author={Hugh Gravelle},
  journal={Health economics},
  year={2003},
  volume={12 10},
  pages={803-19}
}
The partial concentration index (PCI) is commonly used as a measure of income related inequality in health after removing the effects of standardising variables such as age and gender which affect health, are correlated with income, but not amenable to policy. Both direct and indirect standardisation have been used to remove the effects of standardising variables. The paper shows that with individual level data direct standardisation is possible using the coefficients from a linear regression… CONTINUE READING

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