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The sustainability of an universal model of coverage against the risk of non self-sufficiency


  • Sabrina Iommi

    (Istituto Regionale per la Programmazione Economica della Toscana)

  • Nicola Sciclone

    (Istituto Regionale per la Programmazione Economica della Toscana)


The contributions in the present work analyze the care system for non self-sufficient elderly, providing data as well as cues for the political and social debate about the modalities to reorganize our social welfare. The work contains three different contributions: the first, which particularly refers to the Tuscan case, puts forward a model for the reorganization of the care service and its financing system, offering suggestions on how to find the necessary resources and estimating its impact in terms of added employment; the second contribution compares the regional policies for non self-sufficiency in four Central-Northern Italian regions (Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Veneto and Lombardy); finally, the third contribution presents a short selected review of long-term care systems in the main European countries.

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  • Sabrina Iommi & Nicola Sciclone, 2014. "The sustainability of an universal model of coverage against the risk of non self-sufficiency," Studi e approfondimenti 566, Istituto Regionale per la Programmazione Economica della Toscana.
  • Handle: RePEc:irp:essays:566

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    not self-sufficiency; long-term care;

    JEL classification:

    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • H51 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Health


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