Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Marijn Verhoeven , Sanjeev Gupta , and Erwin Tiongson
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 01 February 1999
Keywords: public expenditure, primary and secondary education, primary health care, intrasectoral spending compostion, social indicators, health care, health care spending, public spending, infant mortality
There is little empirical evidence to support the claim that public spending improves education and health indicators. This paper uses cross-sectional data for 50 developing and transition countries to show that ex...