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Social Capital and Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme: Understanding Informal Sector Participation

Akuoko, Kofi Abankwa LU (2014) EKHM52 20141
Department of Economic History
Abstract
Pursuing Universal Health Care in a developing economy like Ghana is a bold, laudable idea. Given the immutable benefits of Social Health Insurance in this pursuit, the long-term performance of Community-Based Health Insurance (CBHI) Schemes in developing countries remains a conundrum when viewed from the predominant economic and health system frameworks. In the context of a weak state with a large informal sector however, this study demonstrates that the inclusion of a social context in the foundational framework yields valuable insights that must inform the conceptualization, design and implementation of CBHI-founded Social Health Insurance initiatives across the developing world.
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Akuoko, Kofi Abankwa LU
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EKHM52 20141
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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English
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4500285
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2014-06-26 10:33:42
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@misc{4500285,
  abstract     = {Pursuing Universal Health Care in a developing economy like Ghana is a bold, laudable idea. Given the immutable benefits of Social Health Insurance in this pursuit, the long-term performance of Community-Based Health Insurance (CBHI) Schemes in developing countries remains a conundrum when viewed from the predominant economic and health system frameworks. In the context of a weak state with a large informal sector however, this study demonstrates that the inclusion of a social context in the foundational framework yields valuable insights that must inform the conceptualization, design and implementation of CBHI-founded Social Health Insurance initiatives across the developing world.},
  author       = {Akuoko, Kofi Abankwa},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Social Capital and Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme: Understanding Informal Sector Participation},
  year         = {2014},
}