Financing Long-Term Care in Europe: Institutions, Markets and Models

Hardcover | May 15, 2012

EditorJoan Costa-Font, Christophe Courbage

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Forecasts predict that those in need of long-term care in Europe will double in the next 50 years. This book offers a full understanding of the institutional responses and mechanisms in place to finance old age and provides analysis of demand and supply factors underpinning the development of financial instruments to cover long-term care in Europe.

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Forecasts predict that those in need of long-term care in Europe will double in the next 50 years. This book offers a full understanding of the institutional responses and mechanisms in place to finance old age and provides analysis of demand and supply factors underpinning the development of financial instruments to cover long-term ca...

JOAN COSTA-FONT is Senior Lecturer in Political Economy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK, where he is also Senior Research Fellow in Health Economics. He edits the journal Applied Economics, Perspective and Policyand is author of articles in the Oxford Review of Economic Policy, The Journal of the Euro...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 9.67 × 5.68 × 1.12 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230249469

ISBN - 13:9780230249462

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Table of Contents

Introduction – Financing Long-Term Care: New and Unresolved Questions; J.Costa-Font & C.Courbage
Typology of Public Coverage for Long-Term Care in OECD Countries; F.Colombo
Long-Term Care Insurance Puzzle; P.Pestieau &G.Ponthiere
Long-Term Care Insurance: Building Successful Developments; P-Y.Le Corre 
Housing Wealth as Self-Insurance for Long-Term Care; A.Laferrère
Long-Term Care Insurance: Partnership or Crowding Out?; J.Costa-Font & C.Courbage
Long-Term Care Insurance in the Netherlands; F.T.Schut & B.van den Berg 
Financing Long-Term Care in France; C.Courbage & M.Plisson
From Commission to Commission: Financing Long-Term Care in England; A.Comas-Herrera, R.Wittenberg & L.Pickard
Financing Long-Term Care in Southwest Europe: Italy, Portugal and Spain; J.Costa-Font, C.Gori & S.Santana
Long-Term Care Financing in Austria; B.Trukeschitz & U.Schneider
Financing Long-Term Care in Germany; A.Zuchandke, S.Reddemann & S.Krummaker 
Long-Term Care Financing in Central Eastern Europe; A.Österle
Scandinavian Long-Term Care Financing; M.Karlsson, T.Iversen & H.Øien
Long-Term Care Financing in Switzerland; F.Weaver
Long-Term Care Financing in Belgium; P.Willemé, J.Geerts, B.Cantillon &N.Mussche