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Long term care in Spain: Extent, costs and challenges

Pablo Alonso González () and Irene Albarrán Lozano
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Irene Albarrán Lozano: Departamento de Estadística, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

No 806, Alcamentos from Universidad de Alcalá, Departamento de Economía.

Abstract: The passing of Act 39/2006, of 14th December, on the Promotion of Personal Autonomy and Care for Dependent Persons (known as the Dependent Care Law) has created the fourth pillar of Welfare State in Spain. In order to achieve its efficient implementation, we need to know who and how many individuals should be attended and how much money is needed for the attention. However, the answers to these two questions given until now suggest that a lot of work is still to be done in order to reach the objectives proposed by the Law.

Keywords: Long term care insurance; dependence; costs; public funds (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G22 H68 H72 J11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: pages 35
Date: 2008
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