Inference procedures to quantify the efficiency-equality trade-off in health from stated preferences: a case study in Portugal

dc.contributor.authorBotelho, Anabela
dc.contributor.authorPinho, Micaela
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-15T13:13:57Z
dc.date.available2018-05-15T13:13:57Z
dc.date.issued2018-04
dc.description.abstractObjectives: This article develops two inference procedures to calculate the inequality aversion and alpha parameters of a health-related social welfare function with constant elasticity (CES-HRSWF) using stated preferences. Based on the relative concept of inequality, a range of values were proposed for the trade-offs between improving total population health and reducing health inequalities. Methods: A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data from a sample of 422 college students in Portugal. Respondents faced three hypothetical allocation scenarios where they should decide between two health programmes that assign different health gains to two anonymous sub-groups of the populations and to two sub-groups identified by socio-economic class. Combinations of the median response to these three questions were used to estimate the parameters of the CES-HRSWF. Results: Findings suggest that the quantification of the efficiency-equality trade-off is not independent of the inference procedure used. Plausible values for the inequality aversion and for the alpha parameters were obtained ranging from 2.24 to 4.85 and from 0.5 to 0.58, respectively. Conclusions: Respondents revealed some aversion to health inequality. However, the extent of this aversion seems to be sensitive to the: (i) identification of the groups by occupation status, (ii) size of the health gain and (iii) the inference procedure used.pt_PT
dc.identifier.citationPinho, M., & Botelho, A. (2018). Inference procedures to quantify the efficiency-equality trade-off in health from stated preferences: a case study in Portugal. Appl Health Econ Health Policy, 16(4), 503-513. Disponível no Repositório UPT, http://hdl.handle.net/11328/2166pt_PT
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s40258-018-0394-6pt_PT
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11328/2166
dc.language.isoengpt_PT
dc.peerreviewedyespt_PT
dc.publisherSpringerpt_PT
dc.rightsrestricted accesspt_PT
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/pt_PT
dc.titleInference procedures to quantify the efficiency-equality trade-off in health from stated preferences: a case study in Portugalpt_PT
dc.typejournal articlept_PT
degois.publication.firstPage503
degois.publication.issue4
degois.publication.lastPage513
degois.publication.titleAppl Health Econ Health Policypt_PT
degois.publication.volume16
dspace.entity.typePublicationen
person.affiliation.nameREMIT – Research on Economics, Management and Information Technologies
person.familyNamePinho
person.givenNameMicaela
person.identifier.ciencia-idAF14-3E2F-3400
person.identifier.orcid0000-0003-2021-9141
person.identifier.ridL-1789-2018
person.identifier.scopus-author-id23990998900
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