Title

Fiscal policy dilemmas and health spending in South Africa

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Journal of Health and Human Services Administration

ISSN

1079-3739

Volume

21

Issue

3

First Page

310

Last Page

324

Publication Date

Winter 1999

Abstract

There is broad agreement that government has an important role to play in the development of human capital, especially in health and education. Multilateral organizations, such as the World Bank, commonly call for public sector investment in human resources but the use of health spending to combat unemployment remains controversial. This article examines public sector expenditures in health and focuses on three arguments: 1) public goods; 2) investment in human capital; and 3) Keynesian spending in periods of high unemployment.

Comments

PMID: 10538669