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The effect of public subsidies for formal care on the care provision for disabled elderly people in France

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  • Fontaine, Roméo
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    This paper aims to assess the effect of the APA on the care received by disabled elderly people living in the community. Using data from the French Handicap Santé Ménage Survey, we propose an empirical analysis using the propensity score matching method. Our results suggest that the use of publicly funded formal care partially substitutes for privately funded formal care and informal care, depending on the disability level and the informal care resources, but improve the support disabled elderly people receive to assist them in performing the main activities of daily living.

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    Paper provided by Paris Dauphine University in its series Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine with number 123456789/9268.

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    Date of creation: Dec 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:dau:papers:123456789/9268

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    Keywords: Long-term care; informal care; public subsidy; crowding-out effect; propensity score matching;

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    1. Ettner, Susan L, 1994. "The Effect of the Medicaid Home Care Benefit on Long-Term Care Choices of the Elderly," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 32(1), pages 103-27, January.
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