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Descriptor English: Vertical Equity
Descriptor Spanish: Equidad Vertical
Descriptor Portuguese: Equidade Vertical
Descriptor French: Équité Verticale
Tree number(s): SP9.020.010.005.020.050
Scope note: Inequality between unequal, that is, an unequal distribution rule for individuals who are in differentiated situations. The notion of vertical equity is generally used in relation to financing. For example, progressivity in funding, i.e. the inverse proportionate contribution to people\'s income, represents a vertical equity situation (Free translation from the original: Dicionário da Educação Profissional em Saúde, 2009. Available in: http://bit.ly/2gH1eiB). Vertical equity means treating differently those who are different in relevant respects (such as having different \'need\') (From: Culyer, 1995 [cited in http://bit.ly/2i7z00J]). Vertical equity emphasizes individuals with different levels of need can receive appropriately different amounts of health resources (From: Kreng and Yang, 2011 [cited in http://bit.ly/2xrgNS6]).
History Note: 2018
DeCS ID: 57356
Unique ID: DDCS057356
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Vertical Equity - Preferred
Concept UI FD00062057
Scope note Inequality between unequal, that is, an unequal distribution rule for individuals who are in differentiated situations. The notion of vertical equity is generally used in relation to financing. For example, progressivity in funding, i.e. the inverse proportionate contribution to people\'s income, represents a vertical equity situation (Free translation from the original: Dicionário da Educação Profissional em Saúde, 2009. Available in: http://bit.ly/2gH1eiB). Vertical equity means treating differently those who are different in relevant respects (such as having different \'need\') (From: Culyer, 1995 [cited in http://bit.ly/2i7z00J]). Vertical equity emphasizes individuals with different levels of need can receive appropriately different amounts of health resources (From: Kreng and Yang, 2011 [cited in http://bit.ly/2xrgNS6]).
Preferred term Vertical Equity



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