Criteria for the Evaluation of Social Policy Effectiveness of States

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2014-7-87-97

V. Sautkina, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO RAN), 23 Profsoyuznaya Str., Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation (

Abstract. The following article is devoted to the study of current state of national education and healthcare systems. The cost of services in these areas constantly increases, there for even developed countries are forced to make significant efforts in order to maintain earlier achieved results. Due to this reason countries entered into the period of constant reforms with the purpose of maintaining that high level of health and educational services for all segments of population with a constant reduction of its volume of financing. The legal aspects of these changes are requiring manifestation of the will of politicians in order to overcome the opposition of parties which are defending their interests. As an example, the main opponents of the healthcare reforms proposed by Barak Obama in the USA are Republicans who are concerned about a significant increase of a state control over the entire national insurance system. The author comes to the conclusion that only joint actions of the government and every segment of population might actually improve the quality of medical and educational services.

Keywords: reforms of world’s education and healthcare systems, standards of healthcare services, World Health Organization, WHO, common educational space, academic freedom

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For citation:
Sautkina V. Criteria for the Evaluation of Social Policy Effectiveness of States. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2014, no. 7, pp. 87-97.

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