The Future of Long-term Care in Japan
AbstractThis paper reviews a decade of implementation of the public long-term care insurance (LTCI) program in Japan, which is now experiencing unprecedented pressure from its rapidly aging population. This overview of the program's features focuses on the incentive mechanisms and diversity, and examines official future projections of LTCI costs and their accompanying assumptions. It also includes the discussion of possible reforms for the LTCI program, with an emphasis on the micro aspects of LTCI, as evidenced by the Japanese Study on Aging and Retirement (JSTAR).
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGE-2013-07-28 (Economics of Ageing)
- NEP-ALL-2013-07-28 (All new papers)
- NEP-HEA-2013-07-28 (Health Economics)
- NEP-IAS-2013-07-28 (Insurance Economics)
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