Measuring socioeconomic status in health research in developing countries: Should we be focusing on households, communities or both?

@article{Fotso2005MeasuringSS,
  title={Measuring socioeconomic status in health research in developing countries: Should we be focusing on households, communities or both?},
  author={J. Fotso and B. Kuate-Defo},
  journal={Social Indicators Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={72},
  pages={189-237}
}
Abstract.Research on the effects of socioeconomic well-being on health is important for policy makers in developing countries, where limited resources make it crucial to use existing health care resources to the best advantage. This paper develops and tests a set of measures of socioeconomic status indicators for predicting health status in developing countries. We construct socioeconomic indexes that capture both household and community attributes so as to allow us to separate the social from… Expand
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