Commercial Agencies and Surrogate Motherhood: A Transaction Cost Approach
McLachlan, Hugh V.
Swales, J. Kim
Health Care Analysis: An International Journal of Health Care Philosophy and Policy 2005 March; 13(1): 11-31
In this paper we investigate the legal arrangements involved in UK surrogate motherhood from a transaction-cost perspective. We outline the specific forms the transaction costs take and critically comment on the way in which the UK institutional and organisational arrangements at present adversely influence transaction costs. We then focus specifically on the potential role of surrogacy agencies and look at UK and US evidence on commercial and voluntary agencies. Policy implications follow.
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