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  • Date
    2009-06-15
  • Title
    Measuring inequalities in the distribution of health workers: The case of Tanzania
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    Human Resources for Health
  • Year
    2009
  • Author
    Munga, MA & Maestad O
  • Description
    "The overall human resource shortages and the distributional inequalities in the health workforce in many developing countries are well acknowledged. However, little has been done to measure the degree of inequality systematically. Moreover, few attempts have been made to analyse the implications of using alternative measures of health care needs in the measurement of health workforce distributional inequalities. Most studies have implicitly relied on population levels as the only criterion for measuring health care needs. This paper attempts to achieve two objectives. First, it describes and measures health worker distributional inequalities in Tanzania on a per capita basis; second, it suggests and applies additional health care needs indicators in the measurement of distributional inequalities." (excerpt from abstract)
  • Categories
    Workforce Assessment, Planning and Policy, General HR Overview Documents
  • Keywords
    distribution, inequality, Africa, measurement, data
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