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Title:A labor market approach to the crisis of health care professionals in Africa PDF Logo
Authors:Andalón, Mabel
Fields, Gary
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5483
Abstract:This paper adopts a labor market economics perspective to understanding the crisis of health care professionals in Africa. Five challenges resulting from this crisis are identified: a production challenge, an underutilization challenge, a distributional challenge, a performance challenge, and a financing challenge. Differences between the labor market approach and others used in the health field are noted. We conclude that more empirical data, a full labor market analysis, and the use of social benefit-cost criteria are all needed before policy recommendations to address any of these challenges can be confidently offered.
Subjects:labor market
health care
Africa
JEL:I11
J01
J08
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-201104113568
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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