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Policy options for a public long-term care system in Spain: a microsimulation model

  • David Casado Marín

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    (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

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    To date, both in Spain as well as in the other Southern European countries, the care for dependent elderly people has been implicitly considered as a problem of a private nature to be solved by the family. Nevertheless, following the passing of the new Dependency Act, the foundations have been laid for the creation in Spain of a public longterm care system with universal coverage. In that context, through the development of a microsimulation model, the main objective of the article is to assess alternative policy designs that consider higher levels of coverage than those in place prior to the Dependency Act.

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    Article provided by IEF in its journal Hacienda Pública Española/Revista de Economía Pública.

    Volume (Year): 186 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 3 (October)
    Pages: 61-90

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    Handle: RePEc:hpe:journl:y:2008:v:186:i:3:p:61-90
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