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Manasan, Rosario G.
Cuenca, Janet S.
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PIDS Discussion Paper Series 2010-36
Directing government subsidies to social services such as health care is expected to bring about positive external/social benefits and improve equity in access to health services. In general, government spending on health is envisioned to improve the well-being of beneficiaries and enhance their capability to earn income in the future. Given this perspective, the question that this paper addresses is: to what extent have the poor benefited from publicly provided health services? In particular, it attempts to assess whether government expenditure on health sector had a redistributive impact by making use of benefit incidence analysis.
poverty reduction
benefit incidence analysis
Gini coefficient
concentration coefficient
concentration curve
public health
hospital care/services
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