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María Noel Pi Alperin
''A multidimensional approach to measure health''
( 2016, Vol. 36 No.3 )
In this paper, we borrow the methodology of the so-called “fuzzy approach to multidimensional poverty measurement” (see Cerioli and Zani 1990) in order to propose a different approach to measuring health. This multidimensional indicator satisfies three decomposition properties: by group, by health items, and the multidimensional decomposition. These techniques allow to better evaluate the structure of the population's global health. An empirical application of this synthetic indicator is proposed using the fifth wave of the SHARE survey in order to analyze the health status of the Luxembourgish population.
Keywords: multidimensional health, decomposition, fuzzy sets, SHARE, Luxembourg
JEL: I1 - Health: General
D3 - Distribution: General
Manuscript Received : Jun 09 2016 Manuscript Accepted : Aug 11 2016

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