International Journal of Public Health

, Volume 55, Issue 4, pp 347–351

Decomposing socioeconomic health inequalities

  • Niko Speybroeck
  • Peter Konings
  • John Lynch
  • Sam Harper
  • Dirk Berkvens
  • Vincent Lorant
  • Andrea Geckova
  • Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor
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Keywords

Decomposition Concentration index Inequity Health 

References

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© Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel/Switzerland 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Niko Speybroeck
    • 1
    • 2
  • Peter Konings
    • 3
  • John Lynch
    • 4
    • 5
  • Sam Harper
    • 6
  • Dirk Berkvens
    • 1
  • Vincent Lorant
    • 2
  • Andrea Geckova
    • 7
  • Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor
    • 8
  1. 1.Institute of Tropical MedicineAntwerpBelgium
  2. 2.Institute of Health and SocietyUniversité Catholique de LouvainLouvainBelgium
  3. 3.Department of Electrical EngineeringSCD (SISTA)LeuvenBelgium
  4. 4.Sansom Institute, University of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia
  5. 5.Department Social MedicineUniversity of BristolBristolUK
  6. 6.Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational HealthMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  7. 7.Kosice Institute for Society and HealthKosiceSlovak Republic
  8. 8.World Health OrganizationGenevaSwitzerland

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