Long-Term Care: Economic Issues and Policy Solutions / Edition 1

Long-Term Care: Economic Issues and Policy Solutions / Edition 1

by Roland Eisen
     
 

Ensuring long-term care (LTC) is one of the most urgent problems in health care today. Demographic trends are expected to lead to a higher proportion of old and very old people in the global population. As a result, an increased proportion of global income will be devoted to LTC services. With this in mind, Long-term Care: Economic Issues and PolicySee more details below

Overview

Ensuring long-term care (LTC) is one of the most urgent problems in health care today. Demographic trends are expected to lead to a higher proportion of old and very old people in the global population. As a result, an increased proportion of global income will be devoted to LTC services. With this in mind, Long-term Care: Economic Issues and Policy Solutions aims to address the following important objectives:

  • to provide a detailed analysis of the arrangements and institutions designed to protect the disabled and dependent elderly people in various countries, and to try to evaluate their respective merits.
  • to discuss the projections of future costs of protection for dependent elderly, and to assess the impact of improvements in disability-free life expectancy on the future cost of care and choices between informal and formal care.
  • to present empirical research on these decisions, with special consideration of primary caregivers, and on the substitution between in kind and cash benefits as well as between institutional (or formal) care and home (or informal) care.
  • to analyze different theoretical approaches in modeling decisions referring to LTC services to be provided both within and between generations.

With its mix of empirical, theoretical and policy-related contributions, Long-term Care: Economic Issues and Policy Solutions will be of interest not only to health economists, but also to social scientists, health insurers, and public policy advocates.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792398240
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
12/31/1996
Series:
Developments in Health Economics and Public Policy Series, #5
Edition description:
1996
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.81(d)

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Table of Contents

Contributing Authors and Participants
Introduction1
1An International Comparison of Trends in Disability-Free Life Expectancy11
2Possibilities and Problems in a Cross-Country Comparative Analysis of Long-Term Care Systems25
3Effects of Strategic Behavior and Public Subsidies on Families' Savings and Long-Term Care Decisions45
4Women's Role in the Provision of Long-Term Care, Financial Incentives, and the Future Financing of Long-Term Care79
5Determinants of Institutionalization in Old Age103
6The Impact of the Community Long-Term Care Insurance Law on Services for the Elderly in Israel115
7The Effect of Public Provision of Home Care on Living and Care Arrangements: Evidence from the Channeling Experiment125
8Social Protection for Dependence in Old Age: The Case of Germany149
9Determining the Long-Term Care Needs of Individuals Living in Private Households: Results from a Survey171
10The Long-Term Costs of Public Long-Term Care Insurance in Germany Some Guesstimates181
11Long-Term Care Insurance and Trust Saving in a Two-Generation Model225
12Long-Term Care - An Inter- and Intragenerational Decision Model251
13The Assessment and the Regulation of Quality in Long-Term Care285
14Almost Optimal Social Insurance for Long-Term Care307
Subject Index331

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