IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Does The Mission Of Providers Matter On A Quasi-Market? The Case Of The Belgian 'Service Voucher' Scheme

  • Jacques Defourny
  • Arnaud Henry
  • Stéphane Nassaut
  • Marthe Nyssens
Registered author(s):

    In 2001, the Belgian government introduced a 'service voucher' scheme in the field of domestic (housework) services, following a quasi-market mechanism which fosters competition between providers of different types as regards sector (for-profit, public, third sector) and mission (seeking profits, home care provision to vulnerable groups and work integration of the unemployed). Empirical evidence suggests that third sector organizations focusing on a social mission recognized by a tutelary regulation are the best performing with regards to the quality of jobs and service organization, leading to a better 'triangulation' of the service relationship. On the other hand, for-profit providers, especially temporary work agencies, seem to favour their capacity of adaptation to the desiderata of their clients and costs' minimization to the detriment of the quality of jobs which are made as flexible as possible. Copyright � 2010 The Authors Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics � 2010 CIRIEC.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/servlet/useragent?func=synergy&synergyAction=showTOC&journalCode=apce&volume=81&issue=4&year=2010&part=null
    File Function: link to full text
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

    Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics.

    Volume (Year): 81 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 583-610

    as
    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:bla:annpce:v:81:y:2010:i:4:p:583-610
    Contact details of provider: Web page: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1370-4788

    Order Information: Web: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/subs.asp?ref=1370-4788

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bla:annpce:v:81:y:2010:i:4:p:583-610. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Wiley-Blackwell Digital Licensing)

    or (Christopher F. Baum)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.