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Institutions, Inequality and Development

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Book Series: Goettinger Studien zur Entwicklungsoekonomik / Goettingen Studies in Development Economics ISBN: 9783631605417 Year: Pages: 224 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Economics --- Political Science --- Gender Studies
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The book focuses on the linkages between institutions, inequality and development. It analyzes formal political institutions, in particular the relationship between democracy and human development. It also centers on informal social institutions leading to the exclusion of population groups such as women and indigenous people. To measure these institutions in the case of gender inequality the Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) and its five subindices are proposed and for the indigenous «disadvantage» the indigenous dummy is used. The dissertation shows that formal and informal institutions affect human development, the governance of a society and inequality.

Mental Health Care Financing in the Process of Change

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Book Series: Forschungsergebnisse der Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien ISBN: 9783631543382 Year: Pages: 184 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Economics --- Political Science
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While mental health care has undergone substantial reforms, little attention has been paid to financing issues. This book addresses this shortcoming and brings more transparency into the complex relationship between mental health care reform, service provision and financing. Additionally, it provides rich information about the characteristics of mental health care financing in Western Europe. The author analyses the recent mental health care reform discourse against the backdrop of broader political economic developments and demonstrates the role of financing arrangements herein. The book vividly shows how financing is related to specific effects for service users and their relatives in the process of change. In the final part practitioners, planers and policy makers find useful guidelines for developing alternative financing approaches including support to improve understanding of financing issues amongst those involved in mental health care.

On Competition and Regulation in Health Care Systems

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Book Series: Finanzwissenschaftliche Schriften ISBN: 9783631535271 Year: Pages: 183 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Economics
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Health care systems are under reform in many countries. This typically involves a shift towards more competition. But still, markets are highly regulated. This study analyzes competition and regulatory measures in four important fields using the modern tools of microeconomic theory and microeconometrics. The book demonstrates how price regulation interacts with the quality of care and shows that non-price competition amongst providers affects the social desirability of a gatekeeping system. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, the conventional wisdom of risk selection by German sickness funds is challenged.

Lebensqualitaet von Patienten als Orientierung fuer ein zielgruppenspezifisches Health Care Marketing

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Book Series: Schriften zu Marketing und Management ISBN: 9783631623459 Year: Pages: 250 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Business and Management
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Vor dem Hintergrund einer zunehmenden Ökonomisierung im Gesundheitswesen sowie gleichzeitig wachsender Patientenansprüche nimmt ein zielgruppenspezifisches Health Care Marketing an Bedeutung zu. In diesem Zusammenhang ist die Erfassung der Lebensqualität von Patienten als Orientierungsgröße für die Ableitung zielgruppengerechter Versorgungsmaßnahmen von besonderer Relevanz. Die Autorin entwickelt ein integriertes Erklärungsmodell der Lebensqualität von Patienten. Darauf aufbauend erarbeitet sie am Beispiel der Altersabhängigen Makuladegeneration (AMD) ein bedürfnisgerechtes Segmentierungskonzept und gibt differenziert für die wesentlichen am Versorgungsprozess beteiligten Akteure Handlungsempfehlungen zur Segmentbearbeitung.

Measurement of Trends in Wellbeing, Poverty, and Inequality with Case Studies from Bolivia and Colombia

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Book Series: Goettinger Studien zur Entwicklungsoekonomik / Goettingen Studies in Development Economics ISBN: 9783631613764 Year: Pages: 244 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Economics --- Political Science --- Sociology
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Reducing poverty and increasing wellbeing in developing countries have become central aims of both the national policy-makers as well as the international community. With the Millennium Development Declaration of 2000, the international community has agreed to focus on poverty reduction and the reduction of deprivation in its many dimensions. This book investigates conceptual and empirical issues on the measurement of trends in wellbeing, poverty, and inequality, illustrated for Bolivia and Colombia. The book contributes significantly to filling data gaps by combining existing data in a new way. Furthermore, it presents an important step forward to focus more on multidimensional outcomes of wellbeing rather than on monetary inputs and to develop tools to monitor the progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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