Analyzing Health Equity Using Household Survey Data Analyzing: A Guide to
Techniques and Their Implementation
Owen O'Donnell, Eddy van Doorslaer, Adam Wagstaff, and Magnus Lindelow
WBI Learning Resources Series - Published by the World Bank – 2007
Updated April, 2008 with downloadable Powerpoint presentations (with notes) for self-teaching, along with customizeable Stata "do" files
The book is downloadable for free from www.worldbank.org/analyzinghealthequity
“……Health equity has become an increasingly popular research topic during the course of the past 25 years. Many factors explain this trend, including a growing demand from policymakers, better and more plentiful household data, and increased computer power. But progress in quantifying and understanding health equities would not have been possible without appropriate analytic techniques. These techniques are the subject of this book.
The book includes chapters dealing with data issues and the measurement of the key variables in health equity analysis
Part I - Quantitative techniques for interpreting and presenting health equity data
Part II - Application of these techniques in the analysis of equity in health care utilization and health care spending
Part III - The aim of the book is to provide researchers and analysts with a step-by-step practical guide to the measurement of a variety of aspects of health equity, with worked examples and computer code, mostly for the computer program Stata. It is hoped that these step-by-step guides, and the easy-to-implement computer routines contained in them, will help stimulate yet more research in the field, especially policy-oriented health equity research that enables researchers to help policymakers develop and evaluate programs to reduce health inequities.
The book can be ordered online, and electronic versions of the chapters can be downloaded using the links below. Also available are Powerpoint lectures of chapters, customizable "do" files for use in Stata, a Stata "do" file for dominance checking, and an Excel file for computing standard errors of the concentration index with grouped data…”
Download: Complete Book (PDF 6.42MB)
Table of Contents (PDF 58kb)
(NB slides have notes beneath them, so you may want to right-click and save the PPT file so you can print it out with the notes showing):
Stata programs and Excel files:
To accompany Analyzing Health Equity Using Household Survey Data:
· Stata ado file to check concentration curve dominance (right-click to save file)
Stata do files for individual chapters (right-click to save file)
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