Long-term Care Insurance Facilities and Interregional Migration of the Elderly in Japan
AbstractUsing municipality-level data of Japan, this paper empirically examines how the capacity of long-term care insurance facilities impacts interregional migration of the elderly. We construct net-migration data of the elderly population in each municipality by combining statistics available from existing sources. We find that interregional differences in capacity of long-term care insurance facilities generate strong magnetic effects on migration of the elderly. Our results indicate that family care is difficult and that long-term care insurance facilities are necessary for late-stage elderly in need of long-term care.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung) in its series MAGKS Papers on Economics with number 200939.
Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: 2009
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Long-term care insurance facility; Interregional migration; Welfare magnet;
Other versions of this item:
- Akihiro Kawase & Katsuyoshi Nakazawa, 2009. "Long-term Care Insurance Facilities and Interregional Migration of the Elderly in Japan," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 29(4), pages 2981-2995.
- H75 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Government: Health, Education, and Welfare
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGE-2009-09-26 (Economics of Ageing)
- NEP-ALL-2009-09-26 (All new papers)
- NEP-HEA-2009-09-26 (Health Economics)
- NEP-IAS-2009-09-26 (Insurance Economics)
- NEP-MIG-2009-09-26 (Economics of Human Migration)
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