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Mechanisms of Socio-economic Change in Rural Areas: The Case of Education and Health in Thailand

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  • Khoman, Sirilaksana
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    An emphasis on the public provision of health and education in Thailand assisted both sectors to make a substantial contribution to the consistently high growth rates achieved during the 1980s. However, a review of development goals is opportune. Three types of reform are recommended: (a) redirection of expenditure towards activities in which government participation is most critical; (b) increased reliance on user and other benefit-related charges to finance such spending; and (c) decentralisation of some public responsibilities to those in closer touch with local needs and conditions.

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    Article provided by Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in its journal Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics.

    Volume (Year): 61 (1993)
    Issue (Month): 02 (August)
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:remaae:9586

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    Keywords: Community/Rural/Urban Development; Health Economics and Policy; Labor and Human Capital;

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