Eliciting health inequality aversion


Health inequality aversion parameters can be used to represent alternative value judgements about the strength of concern for reducing health inequality versus improving total health. This project uses experimental methods to elicit these parameters from the general public and find substantial concern for reducing health inequalities. These results can be used to inform policy decision-making.

Core research team

  • Matthew Robson (Department of Health Sciences, University of York)
  • Richard Cookson (Centre for Health Economics, University of York)
  • Miqdad Asaria (London School of Economics)
  • Aki Tsuchiya (University of Sheffield)
  • Shehzad Ali (Department of Health Sciences, University of York)


Funding: Work on this project is currently funded by the Wellcome Trust; earlier work was funded by the C2D2 programme and the NIHR.