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Ranking populations in terms of inequality of health opportunity: A flexible latent type approach

Abstract : We offer a flexible latent type approach to rank populations according to unequal health opportunities. Building upon the latent-class method, an approch increasingly adopted to estimate health inequalities, our contribution is to let the number of socioeconomic groups considered vary to obtain an opportunity-inequality curve for a population that gives how the between-type inequality varies with the number of types. A population A is said to have less inequality of opportunity than population B if its curve is statistically below that of population B. This version of the latent class approach allows for a robust ranking of 31 European countries regarding inequality of opportunity in health.
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Paolo Brunori, Alain Trannoy, Caterina Francesca Guidi. Ranking populations in terms of inequality of health opportunity: A flexible latent type approach. Health Economics, Wiley, 2021, 30 (2), pp.358-383. ⟨10.1002/hec.4185⟩. ⟨hal-03079053⟩

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