What Happens to Social Spending in IMF-Supported Programs?

Author/Editor: Nozaki, Masahiro ; Clements, Benedict ; Gupta, Sanjeev
Publication Date: August 31, 2011
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Summary: The Fund continues to be criticized for squeezing social spending in developing countries. This paper will examine trends in health and education spending in countries with and without Fund-supported programs during 1980 and 2009. Using various quantitative techniques, the analysis will center on real per capita spending, as well as changes in relation to GDP and total government spending.
Series: Staff Discussion Notes No. 11/15
Subject(s): Fund-supported adjustment programs | Low-income developing countries | Government expenditures | Education | Health care

Author's Keyword(s): IMF | social spending | fiscal policy
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Publication Date: August 31, 2011
ISBN/ISSN: 9781463935146 Format: Paper
Stock No: SDNEA2011015 Pages: 20
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