Making Gerontocracy Work: Population Aging and the Generosity of Public Long-term Care
This paper examines how the aging population affects the generosity of public long-term care (LTC) in Sweden. Theoretically, aging has a direct effect on LTC policy because the elderly become a more important voter group. However, concerns for other citizens may dampen the political importance of the elderly. Fixed effects regressions on municipality-level panel data for 1999-2007 suggest that LTC generosity slightly decreases in response to an aging population. In particular, a smaller share of the elderly become entitled to LTC. Copyright 2012, Oxford University Press.
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Volume (Year): 34 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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