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Inequality and redistribution in health care: analytical issues for developmental social policy

Mackintosh, Maureen and Tibandebage, Paula (2004). Inequality and redistribution in health care: analytical issues for developmental social policy. In: Mkandawire, Thandika ed. Social Policy in a Development Context. Social Policy in a Development Context Series. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 143–174.

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Abstract

This chapter contends that there is a need for more and better political economy of social policy in the development context, and seeks to contribute to its development. It discusses the problem of achieving and sustaining redistributive health care in contexts of inequality and low incomes. Much of our evidence and specific argument are drawn from the health sector in Africa, and in particular from research on health care markets in Tanzania. We believe however that our arguments have wider resonance for the effort to create effective, context-specific developmental social policy.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 1-4039-3660-9, 978-1-4039-3660-8
Keywords: inequality; redistribution; health; markets; reform; policy
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Economics
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 10082
Depositing User: Maureen Mackintosh
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:06
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/10082
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