Alam, Khorshed and Robb, Walter (2008) Models of public investment in human services in Australia: issues of economic efficiency. In: 2008 Annual London Conference on Money, Economy and Management, 3-4 Jul 2008, London, United Kingdom.
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Since the 1980s, public sector reforms that reflect the desire to improve the efficiency of the human service sector and improve service outcomes have effected a significant change in the delivery of human services in Australia. There is an increasing recognition that market mechanisms should influence both the production and distribution of most services, if not all. Parallel to this move towards dependency on markets, a new wave of human services reforms has emerged in different States and Territories in Australia in the form of contracting, provision through non-government organisations and partnership with local governments. An important part of this reform is the emphasis on efficient resource allocation. This paper briefly describes the resultant models of government investment in human service delivery in Australia, describes methods for economic evaluation appropriate to human services, documents the existing literature on the application of economic evaluation and comments on progress to date in using economic evaluation for resource allocation.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||cost-benefit analysis; cost-effectiveness; human services; resource allocation|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160509 Public Administration|
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140214 Public Economics-Publically Provided Goods
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
|Subjects:||340000 Economics > 340200 Applied Economics > 340209 Public Sector Economics|
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||B Ecomonic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910405 Public Sector Productivity|
|Deposited On:||09 Jan 2009 12:00|
|Last Modified:||21 Feb 2012 08:58|
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