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Working for God? Evidence form a Change in Financing of not-for-profit Health Care Providers in Uganda

Ritva Reinikka () and Jakob Svensson

No 754, Seminar Papers from Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies

Abstract: What motivates religious not-for-profit health care providers? This paper uses a change in financing of not-for-profit health care providers in Uganda to test two theories of organizational behavior. We show that financial aid leads to more laboratory testing, lower user charges, and increased utilization. These findings are consistent with the view that religious not-for-profit providers are intrinsically motivated to serve (poor) people and that these preferences matter quantitatively.

Keywords: not-for-profit organizations; health care provision; organizational behavior; Uganda (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I10 L31 O12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 28 pages
Date: 2007-11-14
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-afr, nep-dev, nep-hea and nep-soc
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