The shortage of medical workers in Sub-Saharan Africa and substitution policy

Bourgain A, Pieretti P, Zou B (2008) Working Papers. Institute of Mathematical Economics; 407.
Bielefeld: Universität Bielefeld.

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Substitution policies are strategies sometimes chosen in Sub-Saharan Africa for curtailing the shortage of health professionals especially caused by the outflow of medical personnel. The aim of our contribution is to propose a way to assess the merits and drawbacks of substitution policies by developing a simple growth model of healthcare productivity with medical brain drain. Within this framework, we use a medical care production function of the CES type which aggregates low and high specialized health workers. We then run simulations which compare scenarios with and without substitution strategies by using data from the Ghana's medical sector.
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Bourgain A, Pieretti P, Zou B. The shortage of medical workers in Sub-Saharan Africa and substitution policy. Working Papers. Institute of Mathematical Economics. Vol 407. Bielefeld: Universität Bielefeld; 2008.
Bourgain, A., Pieretti, P., & Zou, B. (2008). The shortage of medical workers in Sub-Saharan Africa and substitution policy (Working Papers. Institute of Mathematical Economics, 407). Bielefeld: Universität Bielefeld.
Bourgain, A., Pieretti, P., and Zou, B. (2008). The shortage of medical workers in Sub-Saharan Africa and substitution policy. Working Papers. Institute of Mathematical Economics, 407, Bielefeld: Universität Bielefeld.
Bourgain, A., Pieretti, P., & Zou, B., 2008. The shortage of medical workers in Sub-Saharan Africa and substitution policy, Working Papers. Institute of Mathematical Economics, no.407, Bielefeld: Universität Bielefeld.
A. Bourgain, P. Pieretti, and B. Zou, The shortage of medical workers in Sub-Saharan Africa and substitution policy, Working Papers. Institute of Mathematical Economics, vol. 407, Bielefeld: Universität Bielefeld, 2008.
Bourgain, A., Pieretti, P., Zou, B.: The shortage of medical workers in Sub-Saharan Africa and substitution policy. Working Papers. Institute of Mathematical Economics, 407. Universität Bielefeld, Bielefeld (2008).
Bourgain, Arnaud, Pieretti, Patrice, and Zou, Benteng. The shortage of medical workers in Sub-Saharan Africa and substitution policy. Bielefeld: Universität Bielefeld, 2008. Working Papers. Institute of Mathematical Economics. 407.
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