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Bayesian inference for health inequality and welfare using qualitative data

Journal Article


Abstract


  • We show how to use Bayesian inference to compare two ordinal categorical distributions commonly occurring with data on self-reported health status. Procedures for computing probabilities for first and second order stochastic dominance and S-dominance are described, along with methodology for obtaining posterior densities for health inequality indexes. The techniques are applied to four years of data on Australian self-reported health status.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Gunawan, D., Griffiths, W. E., & Chotikapanich, D. (2018). Bayesian inference for health inequality and welfare using qualitative data. Economics Letters, 162, 76-80. doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2017.11.005

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85034092421

Start Page


  • 76

End Page


  • 80

Volume


  • 162

Abstract


  • We show how to use Bayesian inference to compare two ordinal categorical distributions commonly occurring with data on self-reported health status. Procedures for computing probabilities for first and second order stochastic dominance and S-dominance are described, along with methodology for obtaining posterior densities for health inequality indexes. The techniques are applied to four years of data on Australian self-reported health status.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Gunawan, D., Griffiths, W. E., & Chotikapanich, D. (2018). Bayesian inference for health inequality and welfare using qualitative data. Economics Letters, 162, 76-80. doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2017.11.005

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85034092421

Start Page


  • 76

End Page


  • 80

Volume


  • 162