Health Inequality and Development by Mark McGillivray, Indranil Dutta, David Lawson (eds.)

By Mark McGillivray, Indranil Dutta, David Lawson (eds.)

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1987) ‘Selective Discrimination against Female Children in Rural Punjab, India’, Population and Development Review, 13 (1): 77–100. Deaton, A. (2003), ‘Health, Inequality and Economic Development’, Journal of Economic Literature, 41 (1): 113–58. Deaton, A. (2006) ‘Global Patterns of Income and Health: Facts, Interpretations, and Policies’, NBER Working Paper 12735 (Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research). Ferraro, K. and M. ’, American Sociological Review, 64 (2): 303–15. , H. Alderman, S.

The three MDG health targets are: reducing child mortality, improving maternal health and combatting communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria. 4. Cross-country research has tended to find a positive correlation between average incomes and life expectancy, pithily expressed in ‘Wealthier Is Healthier’, the title of a paper by Pritchett and Summers (1996). Studies of individual and household survey data have also found such correlations. For example, in a recent study of 12 developing countries, multivariate models revealed strong relations between income and one health indicator, preschoolers’ weightfor-age (Haddad et al.

Variation in the ratings depending on respondents’ characteristics, such as gender, age, income, education and nationality, allows estimation of the effects of these characteristics on reporting behaviour. Assuming that respondents report on the vignettes in the same way that they report their own health, the identified reporting effect can be purged from the rating of own health. Inequality in this cleansed measure of health should then reflect variation only in true health conditions and not in the reporting of these conditions.

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