On Inequality-Sensitive and Additive Achievement Measures Based on Ordinal Data

Bénédicte Apouey, Jacques Silber, Yongsheng Xu

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Abstract

This paper, following earlier work on the measurement of inequality when only ordinal information is available, proposes an axiomatic derivation of a new class of inequality-sensitive and additive achievement measures. Use is then made of these indices to study health achievement in Europe, using information on self-assessed health in 30 countries, based on the European Health Interview Survey (wave 2).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-286
Number of pages20
JournalReview of Income and Wealth
Volume66
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2020

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© 2019 International Association for Research in Income and Wealth

Keywords

  • European Health Interview Survey
  • axiomatic approach
  • health achievement
  • inequality sensitive achievement
  • ordinal information

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