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The impact of devolution on social policy$
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Derek Birrell

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847422255

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847422255.001.0001

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Comparison of outcomes by country

Comparison of outcomes by country

(p.159) Nine Comparison of outcomes by country
The impact of devolution on social policy

Derek Birrell

Policy Press

This chapter examines some of the available evidence for comparing social need and the outcome of provision and expenditure since devolution. Five different types of comparative evidence are explored in this chapter: socio-economic and health indicators; input of public expenditure per head on services; data on aspects of provision; assessments by the devolved administrations; and national audit office evaluations of performance.

Keywords:   devolution, socio-economic and health indicators, public expenditure, devolved administrations, social need, provision

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