A Labor Market Approach to the Crisis of Health Care Professionals in Africa
AbstractThis 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.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 5483.
Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2011
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Publication status: published in: Agnes Soucat and Richard Sheffler (eds.): The Labor Market for Health Workers in Africa: A New Look at the Crisis, The World Bank, 2013, 33-48
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- I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets
- J01 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics: General
- J08 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics Policies
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- NEP-AFR-2011-02-26 (Africa)
- NEP-ALL-2011-02-26 (All new papers)
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