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The development of quasi-markets in welfare provision in the United Kingdom

Glennerster, Howard and Le Grand, Julian (1995) The development of quasi-markets in welfare provision in the United Kingdom. International Journal of Health Services, 25 (2). pp. 203-218. ISSN 0020-7314

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Abstract

In the 1980s, governments in many western economies began to introduce competition between public agencies providing health, education, and other forms of social welfare. Government became a contracting agency separating funding from provision. The United Kingdom went farthest in legislation passed between 1988 and 1990. The authors review some possible explanations for this fundamental changes. The article draws on public choice theory and broader political science approaches and reviews the evidence on the impact of the changes. The gains from these changes may be small, and the result may be only the build up of pressure for more spending in the longer term.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://baywood.metapress.com/app/home/journal.asp?...
Additional Information: © 1995 Baywood Publishing Co., Inc.
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2008 16:04
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/5780/

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