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Fundamental change is taking place in the provision of welfare services in Britain. Government bureaucracies are losing their monopoly in such key areas as health, housing, community care and education. The Government agencies are increasingly acting as purchasers of services or as umbrellas for decentralised units. The command economy is being replaced by the quasi-market economy. This highly topical book assesses whether quasi-markets can deliver efficient and equitable public services and whether they represent a permanent break with the State's traditional role of welfare provider.
JULIAN LE GRAND is the Richard Titmuss Professor of Health Policy at the London School of Economics, and Professorial Fellow, King's Fund Institute. Previously he was Director of the School of Advanced Urban Studies, University of Bristol. He is a leading authority on the economics of the welfare state. His recent publications include The Economics of Social Problems (with Carol Propper and Ray Robinson) and Equity and Choice.
WILL BARTLETT is a Research Fellow at the School for Advanced Urban Studies, University of Bristol, researching into the role of quasi-markets in the provision of welfare services. He has previously worked at the Universities of Bath and Southampton, and at the European University Institute in Florence.
Release date NZ
July 21st, 1993
Edited by Julian Le Grand
Edited by Will Bartlett
Country of Publication
IX, 256 p.
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