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No 2011:9:
Accounting for the dead in the longitudinal analysis of income-related health inequalities

Dennis Petrie (), Paul Allanson () and Ulf-G Gerdtham ()

Abstract: This paper develops an accounting framework to consider the effect of deaths on the longitudinal analysis of income-related health inequalities. Ignoring deaths or using inverse probability weights to re-weight the sample for mortality-related attrition can produce misleading results. Incorporating deaths into the longitudinal analysis of income-related health inequalities provides a more complete picture in terms of the evaluation of health changes in respect to socioeconomic status. We illustrate our work by investigating health mobility from 1999 till 2004 using the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS). When deaths are explicitly incorporated into the analysis it is found that over this five year period the relative health changes were significantly regressive such that the poor experienced a larger share of the health losses relative to their initial share of health and a large amount of this was related to mortality.

Keywords: QALYs; income-related health inequality; mobility analysis; longitudinal data; inverse probability weights; (follow links to similar papers)

JEL-Codes: D39; D63; I18; (follow links to similar papers)

33 pages, February 4, 2011

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This paper is published as:
Petrie, Dennis, Paul Allanson and Ulf-G Gerdtham, (2011), 'Accounting for the dead in the longitudinal analysis of income-related health inequalities', Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 30, Sep, No. 5, pages 1113-1123



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