Seminar Papers, Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University
Working for God? Evidence form a Change in Financing of not-for-profit Health Care Providers in Uganda
() and Jakob Svensson
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; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: I10; L31; O12; (follow links to similar papers)
28 pages, November 14, 2007
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