Pflege im Spannungsfeld von Angebot und Nachfrage
Currently nearly half of people eligible for long-term care benefits in Germany are receiving informal care by family members. Accounting for the ongoing ageing process of society, an increasing labour participation rate of women and a rising part of old aged living alone, the question is if informal care can maintain its dominant role. Due to the doubling of persons in need of care until 2050 and low fertility rates, we project a decreasing share of informal care over the next decades. Thus, (more expensive) formal care will receive more importance leading to an increasing demand of professional nursing staff.
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- Bolin, K. & Lindgren, B. & Lundborg, P., 2008. "Your next of kin or your own career?: Caring and working among the 50+ of Europe," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 27(3), pages 718-738, May.
- Hackmann, Tobias & Moog, Stefan, 2008. "Älter gleich kränker? Auswirkungen des Zugewinns an Lebenserwartung auf die Pflegewahrscheinlichkeit," FZG Discussion Papers 26, Research Center for Generational Contracts (FZG), University of Freiburg.
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