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How Useful Are Benefit Incidence Analyses of Public Education and Health Spending, Erwin Tiongson, Hamid Davoodi, Sawitree Asawanuchit

Abstract
This paper provides a primer on benefit incidence analysis (BIA) for macroeconomists and a new data set on the benefit incidence of education and health spending covering 56 countries over 1960-2000, representing a significant improvement in quality and coverage over existing compilations. The paper demonstrates the usefulness of BIA in two dimensions. First, the paper finds, among other things, that overall education and health spending are poorly targeted; benefits from primary education and primary health care go disproportionately to the middle class, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, HIPCs and transition economies; but targeting has improved in the 1990s. Second, simple measures of association show that countries with a more propoor incidence of education and health spending tend to have better education and health outcomes, good governance, high per capita income, and wider accessibility to information. The paper explores policy implications of these findings
Table Of Contents
""Contents""; ""I. INTRODUCTION""; ""II. DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR AND METHODOLOGY OF BIA""; ""III. DATA SET""; ""IV. EXPLORATORY ANALYSIS OF THE INCIDENCE OF EDUCATION AND HEALTH SPENDING""; ""V. SOME MEASURES OF ASSOCIATIONS""; ""VI. SUMMARY AND POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS""; ""REFERENCES""
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (48 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9786613828774

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