Corruption and the Provision of Health Care and Education Services

Author/Editor:

Erwin H Tiongson ; Hamid R Davoodi ; Sanjeev Gupta

Publication Date:

June 1, 2000

Electronic Access:

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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.

Series:

Working Paper No. 00/116

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 1, 2000

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451853926/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1162000

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

32

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