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Title: The public economics of long term care

Author(s): Pierre Pestieau and Gregory Ponthiere

Publication Date: June 2016

Keyword(s): Dependence, family solidarity, long term care and Social Insurance

Programme Area(s): Public Economics

Abstract: With the rapid increase in LTC needs, the negligible role of the market and the declining role of informal family care, one would hope that the government would take a more proactive role in the support of dependent elderly, particularly those who cannot, whatever the reason, count on assistance from their family. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the possibility of designing a sustainable public LTC scheme integrating both the market and the family.

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Pestieau, P and Ponthiere, G. 2016. 'The public economics of long term care'. London, Centre for Economic Policy Research. https://cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=11365