Social rights and economics: claims to health care and education in developing countries

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Varun Gauri
Publisher: 
World Bank, Development Research Group
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Washington, D.C.

Analyzes contemporary rights-based and economic approaches to health care and education in developing countries. Assesses the foundations and uses of social rights in development, outlines an economic approach to improving health and education service provision, and then highlights differences, similarities, and the hard questions that the economic critique poses for rights. Argues that the policy consequences of rights overlap considerably with a modern economic approach.

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World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 3006