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Regional variations in public service outcomes: the impact of policy divergence in England, Scotland and Wales

Andrews, Rhys William and Martin, Stephen James 2010. Regional variations in public service outcomes: the impact of policy divergence in England, Scotland and Wales. Regional Studies 44 (8) , pp. 919-934. 10.1080/00343400903401592

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Abstract

Regional variations in public service outcomes: the impact of policy divergence in England, Scotland and Wales, Regional Studies. Analysis of statutory performance indicators reveals statistically significant differences between public service outcomes in England, Scotland, and Wales, even when controlling for other relevant variables. The most significant variations are in hospital waiting times and school examination results. Since health and education are the two largest services for which devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales now have direct responsibility, it is likely that these differences are attributable, at least in part, to policy divergence in the three countries since devolution in 1999. These variations, therefore, have implications for assessments of the impacts of devolution and public service reform strategies.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN1187 Scotland
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Uncontrolled Keywords: Public service outcomes ; Spatial variations ; UK devolution
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 0034-3404
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:20
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/19909

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