Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

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Health Economics: Report on a WHO Inter-Regional Seminar. Geneva: World Health Organization, 1975. (Public Health Papers No. 64 ISBN 924 130064). Pp.44.
Author: Javed Iqbal

The interest of the policy-maker in social sectors is of a recent origin. All aggregative production functions in the past indicated the existence of a residual factor which was generally imputed to qualitative and quantitative advances in education and training. Other social factors like health were not given the attention they deserved. It took a long time before the economic significance of education could fee reflected in policy-making. Still worse is the case of health sector, the study of which has not been seriously done by economic theorists.

Javed Iqbal

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