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

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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.
Year of Publication
2004
Book Title
Social Policy in a Development Context
Number of Pages
143-174,
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
City
Basingstoke, UK
ISBN Number
1403936609
URL
http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=269885
Series Title
Social Policy in a Development Context Series