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This topical collection by eminent scholars examines the growing role of private markets in the provision and finance of health and welfare services in six western countries - Britain, France, Italy, Sweden, Canada and the US - and three Central European countries - Hungary, Poland and Slovenia. The authors chart the extent and nature of private markets in health and welfare and consider whether the principal beneficiaries have been the state, the consumers or the commercial providers. The services covered include domiciliary and residential services for elderly and disabled people, housing and a varied range of health services.

Private Markets in Health and Welfare - Norman Johnson

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Title
Private Markets in Health and Welfare - An International Perspective
Author
Norman Johnson
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Berg Publishers
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19950406

This topical collection by eminent scholars examines the growing role of private markets in the provision and finance of health and welfare services in six western countries - Britain, France, Italy, Sweden, Canada and the US - and three Central European countries - Hungary, Poland and Slovenia. The authors chart the extent and nature of private markets in health and welfare and consider whether the principal beneficiaries have been the state, the consumers or the commercial providers. The services covered include domiciliary and residential services for elderly and disabled people, housing and a varied range of health services.

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Norman Johnson University of Portsmouth

'A valuable addition to the literature.'Tony Cutler, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Middlesex University'…this text is a welcome addition to the comparative social policy literature. It focuses on an important but neglected element of comparative research - the development of private markets in the production and delivery of welfare - and provides information about changes in nine different countries. It offers new insights and an updating of information about societies regularly employed in comparative analyses (Canada, France, the United States, the United Kingdom and Sweden) as well as introducing data about other societies equally worthy of serious attention (Hungary, Italy, Poland and Slovenia). Each chapter is lucidly written and typically surveys changing provision in health, social care, housing and income maintenance. Collectively, they enable the reader to make comparisons of the impact of privatisation across a range of services in a variety of contexts and in terms o

Type
BOOK
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
256

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