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Public Services and the Poor in Laos

Warr, Peter; Menon, Jayant; Rasphone, Sitthiroth


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]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: World Development
DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.08.015


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