Reply to Guido Erreygers and Tom Van Ourti's comment on 'The concentration index of a binary outcome revisited'.

@article{Wagstaff2011ReplyTG,
  title={Reply to Guido Erreygers and Tom Van Ourti's comment on 'The concentration index of a binary outcome revisited'.},
  author={Adam Wagstaff},
  journal={Health economics},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 10},
  pages={1166-8}
}
Erreygers andVanOurti’s (2011b) comment onmy paper (Wagstaff, 2011) leavesmewith the overall impression that a consensus is emerging on some key issues in this field and that the areas of disagreement are narrowing. The main claim of my paper was that binary variables are amenable to both relative and absolute inequality analyses, which have the properties of a ratio‐scale variable. In their comment, Erreygers and Van Ourti said that they agree that a binary variable can be used in an… CONTINUE READING