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Vulnerability and Long-term Care in Europe

An Economic Perspective

Authors: Agar, B., Carrino, L., Orso, C.E., Pasini, G.

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    • Provides information on how public regulations define the 'vulnerable' older population throughout Europe
    • Reviews characteristics of specific main in-cash and in-kind programmes of care at regional and national level in Europe
    • Presents the overall framework of public long-term care (LTC) services
    • Matches information on eligibility conditions with a monetary estimate of the entry-level amount of benefit provided to eligible individuals
    • Offers two comparative analyses of policies' potential coverage
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On average, people in Europe are living longer, and are in better health. Despite this, however, a significant degree of health inequality is emerging among different socioeconomic groups. Assessment-of-need procedures and eligibility rules define the target population in ‘need-of-care’, and represent a compulsory gateway for olderadults in order to receive home-care benefits, either in-kind or in-cash. In this context, the economic relevance of formal long-term care has been growing and the rates of care-dependent older people in need of long-term care are estimated to increase in the forthcoming decades. The authors of this volume compare micro-data from SHARE (the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe) and ELSA (the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing) across Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and United Kingdom’s England and Wales, where eligibility rules are care-blind. They critically review long-term care regulations in Europe, offering a detailed taxonomy of the role and the characteristics of vulnerability-evaluations and eligibility criteria.

This book is of interest to academics in health economics and social policy, managers in the health sector, policy makers and professionals interested in the design, implementation and evaluation of long-term care policies. It could also be used to support different courses in the fields of ageing, health economics and policy evaluation.

About the authors

Agar Brugiavini is Professor at the Department of Economics at Ca’Foscari University of Venice, Italy.

Ludovico Carrino is Research Associate at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at King’s College London, UK; and is affiliated to the Department of Economics at Ca’Foscari University of Venice, Italy.

Cristina Elisa Orso is Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Economics at Ca’Foscari University of Venice, Italy.

Giacomo Pasini is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, Ca’Foscari University of Venice, Italy; and Research Fellow at NETSPAR, The Netherlands.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-6

    Brugiavini, Agar (et al.)

  • The Concept of Vulnerability: Clinical Versus Policy Perspectives

    Pages 7-23

    Brugiavini, Agar (et al.)

  • Country Profiles of Eligibility Legislations in Europe

    Pages 25-98

    Brugiavini, Agar (et al.)

  • A Comparative Analysis of LTC Systems in Terms of Inclusiveness

    Pages 99-133

    Brugiavini, Agar (et al.)

  • Life-Course Health and Inequality

    Pages 135-146

    Brugiavini, Agar (et al.)

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eBook $54.99
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Hardcover $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-88693-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vulnerability and Long-term Care in Europe
Book Subtitle
An Economic Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68969-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68969-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-68968-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88693-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 163
Number of Illustrations
57 b/w illustrations
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