Developments in Health Economics and Public Policy

Long-Term Care: Economic Issues and Policy Solutions

Editors: Eisen, Roland, Sloan, Frank A. (Eds.)

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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.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Eisen, Roland (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • An International Comparison of Trends in Disability-Free Life Expectancy

    Cambois, Emmanuelle (et al.)

    Pages 11-23

  • Possibilities and Problems in a Cross-Country Comparative Analysis of Long-Term Care Systems

    Edvartsen, Trond O.

    Pages 25-42

  • Effects of Strategic Behavior and Public Subsidies on Families’ Savings and Long-Term Care Decisions

    Sloan, Frank A. (et al.)

    Pages 45-78

  • Women’s Role in the Provision of Long-Term Care, Financial Incentives, and the Future Financing of Long-Term Care

    Nocera, Sandra (et al.)

    Pages 79-102

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Long-Term Care: Economic Issues and Policy Solutions
Editors
  • Roland Eisen
  • Frank A. Sloan
Series Title
Developments in Health Economics and Public Policy
Series Volume
5
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-4096-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-4096-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-9824-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-6834-2
Series ISSN
0927-4987
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 337
Topics