Mechanisms of Socio-economic Change in Rural Areas: The Case of Education and Health in Thailand

An emphasis on the public provision of health and education in Thailand assisted both sectors to make a substantial contribution to the consistently high growth rates achieved during the 1980s. However, a review of development goals is opportune. Three types of reform are recommended: (a) redirection of expenditure towards activities in which government participation is most critical; (b) increased reliance on user and other benefit-related charges to finance such spending; and (c) decentralisation of some public responsibilities to those in closer touch with local needs and conditions.


Issue Date:
1993-08
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/9586
Published in:
Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Volume 61, Number 2-2
Page range:
353-364
Total Pages:
12




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