Working for God? Evidence form a Change in Financing of not-for-profit Health Care Providers in Uganda
AbstractWhat motivates religious not-for-profit health care providers? This paper uses a change in financing of not-for-profit health care providers in Uganda to test two theories of organizational behavior. We show that financial aid leads to more laboratory testing, lower user charges, and increased utilization. These findings are consistent with the view that religious not-for-profit providers are intrinsically motivated to serve (poor) people and that these preferences matter quantitatively.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies in its series Seminar Papers with number 754.
Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: 14 Nov 2007
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not-for-profit organizations; health care provision; organizational behavior; Uganda;
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- I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
- L31 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Nonprofit Institutions; NGOs
- O12 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
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- NEP-DEV-2007-11-24 (Development)
- NEP-HEA-2007-11-24 (Health Economics)
- NEP-SOC-2007-11-24 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
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