Princeton University Library Catalog

Health inequality : morality and measurement / Yukiko Asada.

Author:
Asada, Yukiko [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, c2007.
Description:
xv, 294 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Summary note:
"In this study, Yukiko Asada seeks to describe the role that morality and theories of justice play in health inequality research, and to articulate the moral philosophy underlying this field of Inquiry. Composed of two distinct parts, Health Inequality first proposes a framework for measuring health inequality that reflects moral concerns. The book then goes on to show how this framework can be applied to quantitative study. Using a case study approach, Asada analyses whether or not health equity improved in the United States between 1990 and 1995."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-279) and index.
Contents:
Introduction -- Pt. 1. Framework -- 2. Which Health Distributions Are Inequitable? -- 3. What Measurement Choices Must Be Faced to Measure Health Inequity? -- 4. How Can a Health Distribution Be Summarized into One Number? -- Pt. 2. Empirical Illustration -- 5. Bridging Concepts and Analysis -- 6. Did Health Equity Improve in the United States between 1990 and 1995? -- 7. Conclusion -- App. A. Five Popular Health Inequality Measures -- App. B. Intermediate Inequality in the WHO Health Inequality Index -- App. C. The Dead Imputation -- App. D. The Gini Coefficient -- App. E. The Foster-Greer-Thorbecke (FGT) Measure -- App. F. Adjustment of Household Income for Family Size and Structure.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780802092441
  • 0802092446
OCLC:
154746503
RCP:
C - S