The effect of long-term care public benefits and insurance on informal care from outside the household: Empirical evidence from Italy and Spain

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Title
The effect of long-term care public benefits and insurance on informal care from outside the household: Empirical evidence from Italy and Spain
Journal
The European Journal of Health Economics
Author(s)
Courbage C., Montoliu-Montes G., Wagner J.
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
21
Pages
1131–1147
Language
english
Abstract
This article uses cross-sectional data from the Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) database to test the effect of both long-term care (LTC) public benefits and insurance on the receipt of informal care provided by family members living outside the household in Italy and Spain. The choice of Italy and Spain comes from the fact that informal care is rather similar in these two countries while their respective public LTC financing systems are different. Our results support the hypothesis of LTC public support decreasing the receipt of informal care for Spain while reject it for Italy. They tend to confirm that the effect of public benefits on informal care depends on the typology of public coverage for LTC whereby access to proportional benefits negatively influences informal care receipt while access to cash benefits exerts a positive effect. Our results also suggest that private LTC insurance complements the public LTC financing system in place.
Keywords
long-term care, public benefits, insurance, informal care
Open Access
Yes
Funding(s)
Swiss National Science Foundation / Projects / 100018_169662
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