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Social provision in low-income countries : new patterns and emerging trends

Author: Germano M Mwabu; Cecilia Ugaz; Gordon White; World Institute for Development Economics Research.
Publisher: Oxford, [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2001.
Series: Studies in development economics.
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The papers gathered together in this collection show that neither the market nor the state alone offers solutions to efficiency and equity problems commonly encountered in social sectors in poor  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Germano M Mwabu; Cecilia Ugaz; Gordon White; World Institute for Development Economics Research.
ISBN: 0199242194 9780199242191
OCLC Number: 45575678
Notes: "A study prepared for the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU/WIDER)."
Description: x, 308 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The process of economic change / Douglass C. North --
Alternative approaches to welfare policy analysis : new institutional economics, politics, and political economy / Sarah Cook and Gordon White --
Provision of social services : civil economy, cultural evolution, and participatory development / Pier Luigi Sacco and Stefano Zamagni --
The role of civic organizations in the provision of social services : towards synergy / Mark Robinson and Gordon White --
Strategies of social provision : key design issues / Sanjay Reddy --
Contexts of caretaking : privatism, diversity, and households in social provision / Nanneke Redclift --
The role of the state in the provision of social services : decentralization and regulation / Cecilia Ugaz --
User fees, expenditure restructuring, and voucher systems in education / Simon Appleton --
User charges for health care : a review of the underlying theory and assumptions / Germano Mwabu --
Provison of social services in Chile : a search for a new model / Dagmar Raczynski --
Cost recovery and equity in the health sector : the case of Zimbabwe / Kevin Watkins --
Village-based provision of key social services : the case of Tanzania / Marja Liisa Swantz --
Market-based reforms and changes in China's health care system / Dezhi Yu --
Social provision in Finland : a historical perspective / A. Sakari H ärö and Esko Kalimo.
Series Title: Studies in development economics.
Responsibility: edited by Germano Mwabu, Cecilia Ugaz, Gordon White.
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