Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/46097
Authors: 
Andalón, Mabel
Fields, Gary
Year of Publication: 
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: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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