On Decomposing the Causes of Health Sector Inequalities with an Application to Malnutrition Inequalities in Vietnam

  title={On Decomposing the Causes of Health Sector Inequalities with an Application to Malnutrition Inequalities in Vietnam},
  author={A. Wagstaff and Naoke Watanabe and E. van Doorslaer},
A method for decomposing inequalities in the health sector into their causes is developed and applied to data on child malnutrition in Vietnam. Wagstaff, van Doorslaer, and Watanabe propose a method for decomposing inequalities in the health sector into their causes, by coupling the concentration index with a regression framework. They also show how changes in inequality over time, and differences across countries, can be decomposed into the following: - Changes due to changing inequalities in… Expand
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