Benefit Incidence of Public Sector Expenditures in Ethiopia: The Case of Education and Health

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Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA)
Michael Seifu

For all the right reasons fiscal policy in Ethiopia is being increasingly geared towards financing human capital formation in primary health care and education. Its efficacy, however, is as much a function of its ability to reach the poor as the magnitudes of resources it managed to channel into the sectors. Hence, this study makes use of a cross-section household survey data to analyze the incidence patterns emerging from public sector expenditures on basic health and education in the country. Econometric estimates are provided for the marginal incidence coefficients while average odd ratios are derived mathematically. The results indicate that the policy may have been successful in enabling the poor have access to primary health care facilities. Nevertheless, most benefits from public investments in primary-level education may have accrued to the better-off.

Corporate Author: Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute
Publisher: Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
Primary Descriptors: Welfare economics
Secondary Descriptor: Expenditures, Public
Geographic Descriptors: Ethiopia
Cataloge Date: 02/27/2013
Broad Subject heading: Finance, Public
Call Number: 330.963 PRO 2004
Serial Key Title: Proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy
Publication catagory: International Conference
Content type: EEA Publication
Volume: III
Publication date: 2013-05-27 23:04:00
Forum or Discussion date: 2013-02-27 14:55:40
Place of publication: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material: Book
Current frequency: Annualy
Author: Michael Seifu

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