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. Wagstaff, Naoke Watanabe, E. van Doorslaer
  • Published 2001
  • Economics, Mathematics
  • The authors 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 the determinants of the variable of interest. Changes in the means of the determinants. Changes in the effects of the determinants o the variable of interest. The authors… CONTINUE READING
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