Health inequality and it’s decomposition between rural and urban migrant workers in China

Published: 11 April 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/jpbtrskhvg.1
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Self-rated health was taken as the health level evaluation index, the concentration index of self-rated health and factors affecting self-rated health was calculated, and decomposed by the method of Wagstaff et al.


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Research methods: From August 2019 to January 2020, a multi-stage stratified sampling method was used to investigate 110 neighborhood committees in the economic development zones of Suzhou, Shanghai, Wenzhou, Xiamen, and Shenzhen, five developed coastal cities in East China where migrant workers were relatively concentrated. The inclusion criteria of this study were: Age:18-65 years; Have lived there for at least 6 months; Chinese reading, writing, and communication skills, no cognitive impairment. Exclusion criteria were: Unreasonable logic (such as family per capita income of 0); Missing values exist. STATA was used to analyze the data, calculate the concentration index of factors affecting the health of urban and rural agricultural workers, and analyze the contribution of each factor.


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