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Health and Long-Term Care

Edward Norton

Chapter Chapter 16 in Handbook of the Economics of Population Aging, 2016, pp 951-989 from Elsevier

Abstract: This chapter summarizes the recent economic literature on health and long-term care as it relates to population aging. The profound demographic changes taking place in developed countries will require changes in how societies provide and pay for long-term care. Both the supply side and the demand side of the health care markets are undergoing change. This chapter provides a review of the main economic theories and empirical findings about the supply of and demand for long-term care, primarily among the elderly. It also reviews the main features and problems with insurance markets and quality of care. There is a short section that explains new promising data sets available for researchers. This chapter concludes with questions for future research.

Keywords: Long-term care; Informal care; Nursing homes; Home health; Quality of care; Caregiver; Elderly; Insurance; I11; I12; I18; J14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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DOI: 10.1016/bs.hespa.2016.06.001

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