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Trade in Health Services and the GATS

Richard Smith, Chantal Blouin, Nick Drager, and David P. Fidler

in A Handbook of International Trade in Services

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235216
eISBN:
9780191715624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235216.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Services of many kinds play important roles in the protection of public health and the delivery of health care to individuals. The GATS affects health-related services in many ways for health ... More


When the Welfare State Works: Unemployment and Mortality in Finland  

Markus Jäntti, Pekka Martikainen, and Tapani Valkonen

in The Mortality Crisis in Transitional Economies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198297413
eISBN:
9780191685347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297413.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

During the 1990's Finland experienced a great economic recession which lasted until 1997. As a result unemployment rate in Finland rose to 17 percent in 1997 from 3.4 percent in 1990. However, due to ... More


Health Services

Kenneth A. Reinert

in No Small Hope: Towards the Universal Provision of Basic Goods

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190499440
eISBN:
9780190499471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499440.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter considers health services as a basic good that satisfy critical basic human needs for maintaining minimal levels of well-being. It considers the widespread nature of health services ... More


Effects of Non‐Contributory Systems on Informality: Taking Stock of Eight Years of Implementation of Mexico’s Seguro Popular*

Mariano Bosch, M. Belén Cobacho, and Carmen Pagés

in Social Insurance, Informality, and Labor Markets: How to Protect Workers While Creating Good Jobs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199685233
eISBN:
9780191765414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685233.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter reviews the empirical evidence on the health and labor market effects of the introduction of Seguro Popular (SP), a program designed to provide affordable health services to almost 50 ... More


The Health Sector’s Response to the Impact of Hyperinflation: The Case of Zimbabwe

Shepard Mutsau

in Economic Management in a Hyperinflationary Environment: The Political Economy of Zimbabwe, 1980–2008

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198747505
eISBN:
9780191810442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747505.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter analyses the health sector’s response to the challenges brought about by the hyperinflationary environment between 2006 and 2009. The challenges included a decline in the total ... More


Social Class and Social Services

Andrew Coulson

in Tanzania: A Political Economy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199679966
eISBN:
9780191765964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679966.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

There were wide differences in income distribution between, for example, prosperous coffee farmers on Mount Kilimanjaro and young men and women without land; or in cities, between those in regular ... More


Tanzania: A Political Economy

Andrew Coulson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199679966
eISBN:
9780191765964
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679966.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Tanzania in the 1970s was at the forefront of policy innovation. Near-universal primary education, access to health services and supplies of clean water subsequently became mainstream ambitions in ... More


Poverty Alleviation 1

T.N. Srinivasan

in Eight Lectures on India's Economic Reforms

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195652826
eISBN:
9780199080649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195652826.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses poverty alleviation efforts in India. Eradication of poverty has long been the overarching objective of Indian economic development. All the pre-independence plans for Indian ... More


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