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Securing Long-term Care in the EU: Some Key Issues

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  • Helmuth Cremer

    () (IDEI - Institut d'économie industrielle - UT1 - Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, GREMAQ - Groupe de recherche en économie mathématique et quantitative - UT1 - Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - EHESS - École des hautes études en sciences sociales - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, TSE - Toulouse School of Economics - Toulouse School of Economics)

  • Pierre Pestieau

    (PJSE - Paris-Jourdan Sciences Economiques - ENS Paris - École normale supérieure - Paris - EHESS - École des hautes études en sciences sociales - ENPC - École des Ponts ParisTech - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, PSE - Paris School of Economics, CORE - Center of Operation Research and Econometrics [Louvain] - UCL - Université Catholique de Louvain, CREPP - Center of Research in Public Economics and Population Economics - Université de Liège)

Abstract

Long-term care (LTC) concerns people who depend on help to carry out daily activities. It is delivered informally by families - mainly spouses, daughters and step-daughters - and to a lesser extent formally by professional care assistants. Formal care is given at home or in an institution (such as care centers and nursing homes).The governments of most EU member states are involved in some way in the provision or financing of long-term care services. However, the extent and nature of their involvement differs widely across countries.

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  • Helmuth Cremer & Pierre Pestieau, 2009. "Securing Long-term Care in the EU: Some Key Issues," Post-Print halshs-00754672, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00754672
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    • D64 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Altruism; Philanthropy; Intergenerational Transfers
    • H51 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Health
    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health

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