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    Using geographical information systems and spatial microsimulation for the analysis of health inequalities


    Ballas, Dimitris and Clarke, Graham and Dorling, Danny and Rigby, Jan and Wheeler, Ben (2006) Using geographical information systems and spatial microsimulation for the analysis of health inequalities. Health Informatics Journal, 12 (1). pp. 65-79. ISSN 1460-4582

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    Abstract

    The paper presents a spatial microsimulation approach to the analysis of health inequalities. A dynamic spatial microsimulation model of Britain, under development at the Universities of Leeds and Sheffield, uses data from the censuses of 1971, 1981 and 1991 and the British Household Panel Survey to simulate urban and regional populations in Britain. Geographical information systems and spatial microsimulation are used for the analysis of health inequalities in British regions in a 30 year simulation. The interdependencies between socio-economic characteristics and health variables such as limiting long-term illness are discussed. One of the innovative features of the model is the estimation of variables such as household income at the small area level, which can then be used to classify individuals. The health situation of different simulated individuals in different areas is investigated and the role of socio-economic characteristics in determining health is evaluated.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: geographical information systems; income and health inequalities; small area microdata; spatial microsimulation;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 12214
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/1460458206061217
    Depositing User: Jan Rigby
    Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2020 16:51
    Journal or Publication Title: Health Informatics Journal
    Publisher: SAGE Publications
    Refereed: Yes
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