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


  • Khoman, Sirilaksana


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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  • Khoman, Sirilaksana, 1993. "Mechanisms of Socio-economic Change in Rural Areas: The Case of Education and Health in Thailand," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 61(02), August.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:remaae:9586

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