MEASUREMENT OF REGIONAL DIFFERENCES IN HEALTH INEQUITY AMONG THE ELDERLY IN CHINA: AN EMPIRICAL TEST BASED ON THE MICRO DATA OF CHINA
Journal: International Journal of Life Science Study (IJLSS)
Author: Fei Guan, Zelin Su
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The health inequities in elderly, a vulnerable group in society, are commonly seen in all countries. We use Gini coefficient method to measure health inequity among the elderly in China. There are obvious regional differences in health inequity among the elderly in China, presenting a shrinking trend overall. Health differences in the elderly in the central and western regions are larger than in the eastern region, and the differences in health of the elderly within the central and western regions present a gradual expanding trend.