Sociology

What is the difinition of public-private split?

My textbook is not specific & can't seem to find it online. Thanks!

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  1. Essentially, the public is what is available (and usually financed) by the people as a whole. The private is what is available to only certain people who pay for this service. One example is public and private schools.

    http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:AYkMcWuI-oQJ:www.tikkun.org/nextgen/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Liberalisms-PublicPrivate-Split1.pdf+public+private+split&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESjB2LTyGK_U_tGqZIAhHiu6jmfn7Iavgldpn6_VmuO9_9p-3cVxRF8hCdlVARe_916vDsdykpKsjywhdOAnNNSVqX05u9R2YOeNU1qEAnxnC7SLuFGaFUULB2ThSpUKlJKP8X-L&sig=AHIEtbQhplBqW4M3VHAquuCtYQrPiKtyQA

    http://westvirginia.watchdog.org/1481/watchblog-reason-tvs-gillespie-calls-publicprivate-split-a-problem/

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