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Social Sector and Economic Reforms (With Special Reference to Public Health)

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Institute for Excellence in Higher Education, Bhopal, MP, INDIA
  • 2 Sarojini Naidu Govt. Girls P.G. College, Bhopal, MP, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 3, Issue (4), Pages 38-42, April,14 (2014)


Social Sector performs an effective function in human resource development and hence it is very important to study how the economic reforms are influencing social sector expenditures. Any economic reform that relates to compression in public expenditures will lead to reduction in social sector spending. A large proportion of the population of many states are not able to access health services in spite of the fact that social sector services are under the care of the states . In the post reform period there has been fluctuations in the public health expenditures but with the growing health awareness the state governments have started taking steps to increase the amount on public health expenditures. Our paper attempts to analyze the social sector expenditures with special reference to Public health in the pre and post-reform period. The paper has been divided into four sections, the I section is based on introduction about economic reforms and social sector along with the objectives and methodology of the study. In the II section an attempt is made to present a frame work of analysis of the effects of the economic reforms in the social sector. In section III we examine the effects of economic reforms on public health expenditures which is an important component of social sector and the section IV briefly summarizes the conclusion of the study.


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