Regression-Based Decompositions of Rank-Dependent Indicators of Socioeconomic Inequality of Health

Guido Erreygers, Roselinde Kessels

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In this chapter we explore different ways to obtain decompositions of rank-dependent indices of socioeconomic inequality of health, such as the Concentration Index. Our focus is on the regression-based type of decomposition. Depending on whether the regression explains the health variable, or the socioeconomic variable, or both, a different decomposition formula is generated. We illustrate the differences using data from the Ethiopia 2011 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-259
Number of pages33
JournalResearch on Economic Inequality
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

JEL classifications

  • d63 - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
  • i00 - Health, Education, and Welfare: General


  • Inequality measurement
  • Concentration Index
  • Decomposition methods

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