© 1996

Long-Term Care: Economic Issues and Policy Solutions

  • Roland Eisen
  • Frank A. Sloan

Part of the Developments in Health Economics and Public Policy book series (HEPP, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Roland Eisen, Frank A. Sloan
      Pages 1-7
  3. International Comparisons

  4. Empirical Research into the Demand and Provision of Long-Term Care Services

  5. Germany — A Model for Dealing with the Problems of Long-Term Care?

  6. Theoretical Issues and Policy Recommendations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Peter Zweifel, Wolfram Strüwe
      Pages 225-250
    3. Roland Eisen, Hans-Christian Mager
      Pages 251-284

About this book


Ensuring long-term care (LTC) is one of the most urgent problems in health care today. Demographic trends are expected to lead to a higher proportion of old and very old people in the global population. As a result, an increased proportion of global income will be devoted to LTC services. With this in mind, Long-term Care: Economic Issues and Policy Solutions aims to address the following important objectives:
  • to provide a detailed analysis of the arrangements and institutions designed to protect the disabled and dependent elderly people in various countries, and to try to evaluate their respective merits.
  • to discuss the projections of future costs of protection for dependent elderly, and to assess the impact of improvements in disability-free life expectancy on the future cost of care and choices between informal and formal care.
  • to present empirical research on these decisions, with special consideration of primary caregivers, and on the substitution between in kind and cash benefits as well as between institutional (or formal) care and home (or informal) care.
  • to analyze different theoretical approaches in modeling decisions referring to LTC services to be provided both within and between generations.

With its mix of empirical, theoretical and policy-related contributions, Long-term Care: Economic Issues and Policy Solutions will be of interest not only to health economists, but also to social scientists, health insurers, and public policy advocates.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Roland Eisen
    • 1
  • Frank A. Sloan
    • 2
  1. 1.Johann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt am MainGermany
  2. 2.Duke UniversityDurhamUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Long-Term Care: Economic Issues and Policy Solutions
  • Editors Roland Eisen
    Frank A. Sloan
  • Series Title Developments in Health Economics and Public Policy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-9824-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-6834-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-4096-0
  • Series ISSN 0927-4987
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 337
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Microeconomics
    Public Health
    Economic Policy
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