MEASURING THE CAPABILITY OF LIVING A HEALTHY LIFE WITH FUZZY LOGIC IN A GENDER PERSPECTIVE

Tindara Addabbo, Gisella Facchinetti, Tommaso Pirotti

Abstract

The capability of living a healthy life may be considered a key dimension in the construction of individual well-being. It is itself the outcome of a complex set of indicators also including subjective indicators. This paper measures health at an individual level by using fuzzy logic to maintain the complexity of its definition while providing a crisp indicator of the level of health which may be disaggregated in relevant intermediate variables. The system has been implemented on the basis of the Italian National Statistical Institute (ISTAT) survey on health conditions, the results of which show a higher level of gender inequality in health than ,may be obtained by the traditional techniques used to measure health. We do find that when controlling for age, women are still characterized by poorer health conditions. Data disaggregated by regional area show a degree of variability in the outcome which may be connected to the varying policies implemented in different regions of Italy.

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Addabbo T., Facchinetti G. and Pirotti T. (2011). MEASURING THE CAPABILITY OF LIVING A HEALTHY LIFE WITH FUZZY LOGIC IN A GENDER PERSPECTIVE . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Evolutionary Computation Theory and Applications - Volume 1: FCTA, (IJCCI 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-83-6, pages 389-398. DOI: 10.5220/0003672403890398


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@conference{fcta11,
author={Tindara Addabbo and Gisella Facchinetti and Tommaso Pirotti},
title={MEASURING THE CAPABILITY OF LIVING A HEALTHY LIFE WITH FUZZY LOGIC IN A GENDER PERSPECTIVE},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Evolutionary Computation Theory and Applications - Volume 1: FCTA, (IJCCI 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={389-398},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003672403890398},
isbn={978-989-8425-83-6},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Evolutionary Computation Theory and Applications - Volume 1: FCTA, (IJCCI 2011)
TI - MEASURING THE CAPABILITY OF LIVING A HEALTHY LIFE WITH FUZZY LOGIC IN A GENDER PERSPECTIVE
SN - 978-989-8425-83-6
AU - Addabbo T.
AU - Facchinetti G.
AU - Pirotti T.
PY - 2011
SP - 389
EP - 398
DO - 10.5220/0003672403890398