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Public Services and the Poor in Laos

Warr, Peter; Menon, Jayant; Rasphone, Sitthiroth

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Both cross sectional and panel methods of analysis for Laos confirm that for public education and health services, the poorest quintile groups receive the smallest shares of total provision of these services. Nevertheless, poor groups' shares of an increase in the level of provision-their marginal shares-are generally higher than these average shares. For primary and lower secondary education and for primary health centers, expanding the overall level of provision delivers a pattern of marginal...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorWarr, Peter
dc.contributor.authorMenon, Jayant
dc.contributor.authorRasphone, Sitthiroth
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:56:25Z
dc.identifier.issn0305-750X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/60230
dc.description.abstractBoth cross sectional and panel methods of analysis for Laos confirm that for public education and health services, the poorest quintile groups receive the smallest shares of total provision of these services. Nevertheless, poor groups' shares of an increase in the level of provision-their marginal shares-are generally higher than these average shares. For primary and lower secondary education and for primary health centers, expanding the overall level of provision delivers a pattern of marginal effects that is significantly more pro-poor than average shares indicate and the degree to which the poor benefit increases with the level of provision.
dc.publisherPergamon-Elsevier Ltd
dc.sourceWorld Development
dc.titlePublic Services and the Poor in Laos
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume66
dc.date.issued2014
local.identifier.absfor140202 - Economic Development and Growth
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4002919xPUB529
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationWarr, Peter, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMenon, Jayant, Asian Development Bank
local.contributor.affiliationRasphone, Sitthiroth, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage371
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage382
local.identifier.doi10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.08.015
local.identifier.absseo910106 - Income Distribution
dc.date.updated2015-12-10T07:53:47Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84907802891
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