The Ivie has coordinated working paper number 15 of 2012, published by the BBVA Foundation, "An Equity-based Proposal for the Evaluation on Health States". This study, along with other papers, are available on the BBVA Foundation website.
This working paper refers to the evaluation of health states when equity matters. We propose an evaluation formula that incorporates equity concerns from an equality of opportunity viewpoint and is applicable to categorical data, such as self-reported qualitative health states. An empirical illustration using Spanish data is provided.
This working paper was carried out by the researchers Carmen Herrero (Ivie and Universidad de Alicante) and Antonio Villar (Ivie and Universidad Pablo de Olavide).