ESA National Economic Panel Polls
Does privatisation of human services hurt outcomes? - July 2017
Proposition: "For-profit provision of human services like health and education leads to poor client outcomes and high costs to government."
Collaborator credits: we would like to thank John Quiggin for his assistance in framing this poll question. We would also like to thank Anthony Scott for his expert overviews of the results..
Overview of poll results by Professor Anthony Scott
Improving both the level of and access to health care and education are important societal objectives. Equity of access and universal access is perhaps more important than efficiency in the provision of these services. The health and education sectors in Australia are characterised by a relatively large share of both private for-profit and not-for-profit provision and private finance.