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Long term care in Spain: Extent, costs and challenges

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  • Pablo Alonso González

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    (Departamento de Economía, Universidad de Alcalá.)

  • Irene Albarrán Lozano

    (Departamento de Estadística, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.)

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.

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Paper provided by Universidad de Alcalá, Departamento de Economía. in its series Alcamentos with number 0806.

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Length: pages 35
Date of creation: 2008
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Handle: RePEc:alc:alcamo:0806

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Keywords: Long term care insurance; dependence; costs; public funds;

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