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Record number 403633
Title Measuring Health: A Multivariate Approach
Author(s) Klomp, J.G.; Haan, J. de
Source Social Indicators Research 96 (2010). - ISSN 0303-8300 - p. 433 - 457.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-009-9486-x
Department(s) Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Group
Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy Group
Development Economics Group
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2010
Keyword(s) nations
Abstract We examined the health status of 171 countries by employing factor analysis on various national health indicators for the period 2000-2005 to construct two new measures on health. The first measure is based on the health of individuals and the second on (the quality of) the health services. Our measures differ substantially from indicators used in previous studies on health and also lead to different rankings of countries. As rankings are not that informative without further information, we analyzed the distance between each country and the sample mean. Differences between countries are much more pronounced for our measure on health services than for our measure on the health of individuals. Using cluster analysis, we classified the countries in six homogenous groups.
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