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Parution : Equity in Health and Health Care

Handbooks on Health Economics : Equity in Health and Health Care
by Marc Fleurbaey & Erik Schokkaert

Handbook of Health Economics, vol. 2, 2011, p. 1003-1092.

doi:10.1016/B978-0-444-53592-4.00016-5

Abstract : We discuss the conceptual foundations of measuring (in)equity in health and health care. After an overview of the recent developments in the measurement of socioeconomic inequalities and in racial disparities, we show how these partial approaches can be seen as special cases of the more general social choice approach to fair allocation and equality of opportunity.

We suggest that this latter framework offers many new analytical possibilities and