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Reducing geographical imbalances of the distribution of health workers in Sub-Saharan Africa : a labor market angle on what works, what does not, and why

Author: Christophe Lemiere
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : World Bank, ©2011.
Series: World Bank working paper, no. 209.; Africa Region human development series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The human resources crisis in the health sector has been gathering attention on the global stage. To date, however, most of this attention has focused on shortages of health human resources (HRH) at the national level. At least as important are problems at the sub-national level. Massive geographic and skill mix imbalances are reflected in the perilous undersupply of HRH in most rural areas. Virtually all  Read more...
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Reducing geographical imbalances of the distribution of health workers in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Washington, D.C. : World Bank, ©2011
(OCoLC)670483343
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christophe Lemiere
ISBN: 9780821386002 082138600X
OCLC Number: 704420389
Description: 1 online resource (v, 50 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1. What is Wrong with the Current Policy Perspective on Urban-Rural Imbalances?; Chapter 2. Urban-Rural Imbalances: Extent and Consequences; Chapter 3. Explaining Urban-Rural Imbalances from a Labor Market Perspective: Theory and Evidence; Chapter 4. Policy Options for Addressing Urban-Rural Imbalances: Theory and Evidence; Chapter 5. Conclusion: A Roadmap for Policymaking; Appendix A. Countries Reviewed; Appendix B. The Lorenz Curve, the Concentration Index, and the Gini Coefficient. Appendix C. Applying Labor Economics to Health CareAppendix D. Health Labor Market Analysis; References; Back Cover.
Series Title: World Bank working paper, no. 209.; Africa Region human development series.
Responsibility: Christophe Lemiere [and others].

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Virtually all Sub-Saharan African countries suffer from significant geographic imbalances of health workers (HRH). The study draws on labor market economics to explain and discuss potential solutions  Read more...

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