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Macro-, Meso- and Microeconomic considerations in the delivery of social services

Freyens, Benoit


Purpose - In the wake of public service liberalisation in many OECD countries, economic interventions into the purpose and implementation of social policies have gained a lot of interest in recent years. The prime aim of this paper is to describe the nature of these interventions. The paper examines the reasons for pursuing elusive efficiency objectives in the conduct of public policy, rationales for purchaser-provider splits, evaluation of cost-quality relationships, service costing and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Social Economics
DOI: 10.1108/03068290810905441


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