Corruption and the Provision of Health Care and Education Services

Government intervention to correct market failures is often accompanied by government failures and corruption. This is no more evident than in social sectors that are characterized by significant market failures and government intervention. However, the impact of corruption on the public provision o...

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Main Author: Tiongson, Erwin
Other Authors: Davoodi, Hamid Reza, Gupta, Sanjeev
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. International Monetary Fund 2000, 2000
Series:IMF Working Papers; Working Paper
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Collection: International Monetary Fund - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Government intervention to correct market failures is often accompanied by government failures and corruption. This is no more evident than in social sectors that are characterized by significant market failures and government intervention. However, the impact of corruption on the public provision of social services has not been analyzed. This paper reviews the relevant theoretical models and users' perceptions of corruption in the public provision of social services. It then provides evidence that reducing corruption can result in significant social gains as measured by decreases in child and infant mortality rates, percent of low-birthweight babies, and primary school dropout rates
Physical Description:32 p.
ISBN:9781451853926
1451853920