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Costs, payments and incentives in family planning programs

John A. Ross and Stephen L. Isaacs

No 88, Policy Research Working Paper Series from The World Bank

Abstract: A variety of monetary policies regarding contraception exists around the world. These range from high user charges in some countries, to free contraceptives in many, to incentives and disincentives in others. This paper examines these policies, focuses on charges and payments as they existed in early 1988, looks at the consistency of monetary policies within countries, and considers the ethical issues raised by each kind of incentive.

Keywords: Health Monitoring&Evaluation; Adolescent Health; Reproductive Health; Economic Theory&Research; Pharmaceuticals&Pharmacoeconomics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1988-09-30
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