The dynamics of the health labour market.

Peer reviewed article

Marko Vujicic, Pascal Zurn

Publication details

Number of pages: 15
Publication date: 2006
Languages: English


This paper discusses the significance of labour market dynamics of the health care sector, specifically the determinants of labour demand and supply and how traditional HRH policy in developing countries has largely ignored the labour market dynamics aspect.

This is one of the reasons that HRH policies often do not achieve their objectives. This paper suggest to incorporate more explicitly the behaviour of those who supply labour - doctors, nurses and other providers - those who demand labour, and how these actors respond to incentives when formulating health workforce policy.[Adapted from Abstract]