An Analysis of Trends and Pattern of Public Spending on Health Services in Mizoram, India
public expenditure, determinants, growth trends, health services.
The State Government of Mizoram has shown commendable efforts towards the provision of healthcare facilities among the people. Several government medical institutions have been established in different parts of the states especially after 1987 when the Mizoram was elevated to the full fledge state. By analyzing the growth trends and pattern of public spending on health service during 1981-2014, the present study revealed that public expenditures on health services in Mizoram have shown gradual increase both at current and constant prices. For instance, the plan expenditure on health services at current prices have increased with CAGR of 15.26 per cent while the corresponding non-plan expenditures have increased with the CAGR of 10.52 per cent during the same period. At the same time, the constant prices of plan and non-plan expenditure also increased with the CAGR of 8 per cent and 3.46 percent. The study also found that the significance of all factors under consideration in determining public spending, both in terms of total expenditures and per capita expenditures with acceptable R-square. It is noteworthy that the estimated coefficients or elasticities are found to be significant and positive in all cases implying that the public expenditures on health services will increase with an increase in income, population and total budget size of the state. At the same time, the estimated constant terms are negative in all cases which imply zero (or near zero) expenditures in the absence of these factors.
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1

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