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Long-term Care Insurance and Optimal Taxation for Altruistic Children

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  • Alain Jousten
  • Barbara Lipszyc
  • Maurice Marchand
  • Pierre Pestieau

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We model long-term care insurance in an optimal taxation framework. Every adult decides upon the amount and type of care he purchases for his dependent parent. We consider two alternatives: nursing-home care provided by the government, and home care paid by the child with some lump-sum subsidy by the government. The only source of information asymmetry is the government's inability to observe the degree of altruism of the adult child for his/her parent. Further tax collection entails some social costs. In such a second-best setting, we show that the quality of institutional care has to be kept relatively low and that compared to altruistic children, nonaltruistic ones enjoy a high level of consumption.

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Article provided by Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen in its journal FinanzArchiv.

Volume (Year): 61 (2005)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 1-

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Handle: RePEc:mhr:finarc:urn:sici:0015-2218(200503)61:1_1:lciaot_2.0.tx_2-4

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Keywords: long-term care; altruism; social security;

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  1. CANTA, Chiara & PESTIEAU, Pierre, 2012. "Long term care insurance and family norms," CORE Discussion Papers 2012017, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  2. CREMER, Helmuth & PESTIEAU, Pierre & PONTHIERE, Grégory, 2012. "The economics of long-term care: a survey," CORE Discussion Papers 2012030, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  3. Ponthiere Gregory, 2012. "Long Term Care, Altruism and Socialization," The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 13(2), pages 1-47, November.
  4. CREMER, Helmuth & PESTIEAU, Pierre, 2011. "Social long term care insurance and redistribution," CORE Discussion Papers 2011024, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  5. Schwarze, Johannes, 2004. "Living Conditions of Children and Parental Well-Being – Evidence from German Data on Life Satisfaction," IZA Discussion Papers 1200, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  6. Helmuth Cremer & Kerstin Roeder, 2012. "Long-Term Care Policy, Myopia and Redistribution," CESifo Working Paper Series 3843, CESifo Group Munich.
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  8. Kuhn, Michael & Nuscheler, Robert, 2011. "Optimal public provision of nursing homes and the role of information," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 30(4), pages 795-810, July.
  9. Axel Gautier, 2007. "Providing Long-term Care without Crowding-out Family Support and Private Insurance," CREPP Working Papers 0708, Centre de Recherche en Economie Publique et de la Population (CREPP) (Research Center on Public and Population Economics) HEC-Management School, University of Liège.
  10. PESTIEAU, Pierre & SATO, Motohiro, 2004. "Long term care: the state, the market and the family," CORE Discussion Papers 2004082, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  11. Marie-Louise Leroux & Grégory Ponthière, 2013. "Optimal prevention when coexistence matters," Journal of Population Economics, Springer, vol. 26(3), pages 1095-1127, July.
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