Examination of Inequality of Life Span by Using the Gini Coefficient in the Turkish Population for the Period 1990-2008


ÖZDEMİR P. , KARABULUT E. , MENTEŞ T.

BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.28, no.4, pp.420-424, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5174/tutfd.2010.04555.1
  • Title of Journal : BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.420-424

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study is to show that the Gini coefficient used in economics, particularly in exposing inequality in income levels can also be used in the field of health, especially for measuring inequality specific to any issue of concern. Based on life tables, this study uses the Gini coefficient in measuring the extent of inequality in years lived and shows the level of these inequalities in Turkey for the period 1990-2008.