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Working Paper
Hoping or Discounting the Future: A New Perspective on the Transmission of HIV/AIDS

Public policy debates, about HIV and prevention policy, have tended to occupy one of two extreme positions derived from either rational choice and or structuralists theories...

Public (Decision making) Health Poverty
Working Paper
Measurement and Explanation of Inequality in Health and Health Care in Low-Income Settings

This paper describes approaches to the measurement and explanation of income-related inequality and inequity in health care financing, health care utilization and health and considers the applicability and the feasibility of these methods in low-inco...

Equality and inequality Decision making (Finance, Public) Health
Book Chapter
Entitlement Failure from a Food Quality Perspective: The Life and Death Role of Vitamins and Minerals in Humanitarian Crises

From the book: Food Insecurity, Vulnerability and Human Rights Failure

Food security Food supply Humanitarian assistance
Working Paper
Entitlement Failure from a Food Quality Perspective: The Life and Death Role of Vitamins and Minerals in Humanitarian Crises

The substantive role that vitamin and mineral deficiencies play in shaping crisis-related morbidity and mortality was not widely understood when Amartya Sen elaborated his arguments about moral rights of the hungry, entitlements, and public action...

Food security Food supply Humanitarian assistance
Journal Article
Measuring Non-Economic Well-Being Achievement

Part of Journal Special Issue Inequality and Multidimensional Well-being

Economic development Income distribution Public health
Working Paper
Debt Relief and Health Care in Kenya

Kenya’s external debt has continued to swell over the years, and despite the country meeting its debt commitment through regular servicing, this has been done at the expense of key social services such as health, education, water and sanitation...

Debts, Public Government spending policy Health care
Book Chapter
Non-market Relationships in Health Care

From the book: Group Behaviour and Development

Health care Public health
Book Chapter
User Charges for Health Care: A Review of the Underlying Theory and Assumptions

From the book: Social Provision in Low-Income Countries

Game theory Health Health care
Book Chapter
The Role of Civic Organizations in the Provision of Social Services: Towards Synergy

From the book: Social Provision in Low-Income Countries

Nonprofit organizations Public health Public - private sector cooperation
Book Chapter
The Mortality Crisis in East Germany

From the book: The Mortality Crisis in Transitional Economies

Panel analysis Population Post-communism
Working Paper
Unemployment, Labour Policies and Health in Transition: Evidence from Kazakhstan

A sharp rise in unemployment and a sharp rise in mortality have been two recurrent aspects of the process of transition...

Labor policy Life expectancy Macroeconomics
Working Paper
The Transition's Mortality Crisis in East Germany

Several studies have indicated an increase in men's mortality in East Germany between 1989 and 1991 in the wake of the reunification of 1990. For some age-groups, death rates soared by up to thirty per cent...

Panel analysis Population Post-communism
Working Paper
Health Status and Health Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Long-Term Perspective

This paper discusses the main changes in infant, child and maternal mortality which have occurred over 1960-1995 in Sub-Saharan Africa and analyses the main factors responsible for the observed shifts in these health trends...

Health Health care Health expenditures
Working Paper
The Role of Civic Organizations in the Provision of Social Services: Towards Synergy

In recent years churches, NGOs and community associations, commonly referred to as civic organizations, have been playing an increasing role in the provision of social services in response to fiscal stress, state inefficiency and an ideological envir...

Nonprofit organizations Public health Public - private sector cooperation
Working Paper
The Scale and Nature of International Donor Assistance to Housing, Basic Services and Other Human-Settlements Related Projects

This paper describes the scale and nature of development assistance to projects that sought to improve housing and living conditions for low income groups, including housing-related infrastructure and services such as water supply, sanitation and dra...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Environment Housing
Working Paper
User Charges for Health Care: A Review of the Underlying Theory and Assumptions

The paper reviews the theoretical basis for the application of user fees in the public health sector in low-income countries with particular reference to the special characteristics of medical care as a commodity...

Game theory Health Health care
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