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Not-for-profit organizations work well in caring services. But expectations of their playing an increased role in Big Society changes may not be well-founded

By Sarah Smith


The beleaguered Big Society concept argues that not-for-profit organizations can and should deliver a much larger proportion of the ‘caring’ services in education, social care and the health sectors. Sarah Smith finds that these providers do have clear advantages over for-profit organizations in these sectors. But they also often have high costs, and their ability to do more looks unclear

Topics: H Social Sciences (General), HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform, HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Publisher: Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
Year: 2011
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Provided by: LSE Research Online

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