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Aged-Care Support in Japan: Perspectives and Challenges

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  • Olivia S. Mitchell
  • John Piggott
  • Satoshi Shimizutani

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This study explores economic aspects of the market for long term care (LTC) with a special focus on Japan. First, we describe the LTC system in Japan as presently implemented, and we highlight some aspects of the program that are novel and potentially of interest to other countries seeking models for long-term care provision. Next, we discuss alternative projections of Japanese LTC utilization and costs. Finally, since Japan appears likely to experience important shortfalls in LTC in the future, we discuss whether such services might be more efficiently organized and financed under alternate forms of provision.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 10882.

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Publication status: published as Mitchell, Olivia S., John Piggott & Satoshi Shimizutani. “Aged-Care Support in Japan: Perspectives and Challenges.” Benefits Quarterly. 1st Quarter 2006 22(1):7-18.
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  1. Tadashi Fukui & Yasushi Iwamoto, 2006. "Policy Options for Financing the Future Health and Long-Term Care Costs in Japan," NBER Working Papers 12427, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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