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Long-term care insurance and optimal taxation for altruistic children

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  • JOUSTEN, Alain
  • LIPSZYC, Barbara
  • MARCHAND, Maurice
  • PESTIEAU, Pierre

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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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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in its series CORE Discussion Papers RP with number -1753.

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Note: In : FinanzArchiv, 61(1), 1-18, 2005
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  1. PESTIEAU, Pierre & SATO, Motohiro, . "Long-term care: the state, the market and the family," CORE Discussion Papers RP -2150, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  2. Helmuth Cremer & Kerstin Roeder, 2012. "Long-Term Care Policy, Myopia and Redistribution," CESifo Working Paper Series 3843, CESifo Group Munich.
  3. Grégory Ponthière, 2011. "Long-Term Care, Altruism and Socialization," PSE Working Papers halshs-00622385, HAL.
  4. 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).
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  6. 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.
  7. 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).
  8. repec:hal:wpaper:halshs-00622385 is not listed on IDEAS
  9. 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).
  10. 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).
  11. 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.
  12. 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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