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Vulnerability and Long-term Care in Europe

An Economic Perspective

  • Agar Brugiavini
  • Ludovico Carrino
  • Cristina Elisa Orso
  • Giacomo Pasini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Agar Brugiavini, Ludovico Carrino, Cristina Elisa Orso, Giacomo Pasini
    Pages 1-6
  3. Agar Brugiavini, Ludovico Carrino, Cristina Elisa Orso, Giacomo Pasini
    Pages 7-23
  4. Agar Brugiavini, Ludovico Carrino, Cristina Elisa Orso, Giacomo Pasini
    Pages 25-98
  5. Agar Brugiavini, Ludovico Carrino, Cristina Elisa Orso, Giacomo Pasini
    Pages 99-133
  6. Agar Brugiavini, Ludovico Carrino, Cristina Elisa Orso, Giacomo Pasini
    Pages 135-146
  7. Agar Brugiavini, Ludovico Carrino, Cristina Elisa Orso, Giacomo Pasini
    Pages 147-150
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 151-163

About this book

Introduction

On average, people in Europe are living longer, and are in better health. Despite this, however, a significant degree of health inequality is emerging among different socioeconomic groups. Assessment-of-need procedures and eligibility rules define the target population in ‘need-of-care’, and represent a compulsory gateway for elderly adults in order to receive home-care benefits, either in-kind or in-cash. In this context, the economic relevance of formal long-term care has been growing and the rates of care-dependent older people in need of long-term care are estimated to increase in the forthcoming decades. The authors of this volume compare micro-data from SHARE (the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe) and ELSA (the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing) across Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and United Kingdom’s England and Wales, where eligibility rules are care-blind. They critically review long-term care regulations in Europe, offering a detailed taxonomy of the role and the characteristics of vulnerability-evaluations and eligibility criteria.

This book is of interest to academics in health economics and social policy, managers in the health sector, policy makers and professionals interested in the design, implementation and evaluation of long-term care policies. It could also be used to support different courses in the fields of ageing, health economics and policy evaluation.

Keywords

Long-term care Healthcare Health economics Healthcare economics Life expectancy Health conditions LTC European regulations Vulnerability evaluations Home-care Health inequality Long-term care in Austria Long-term care in Belgium Long-term care in Czech Republic Long-term care in France Long-term care in Germany Long-term care in Italy Long-term care in Spain Long-term care in England Long-term care in Wales

Authors and affiliations

  • Agar Brugiavini
    • 1
  • Ludovico Carrino
    • 2
  • Cristina Elisa Orso
    • 3
  • Giacomo Pasini
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsCa’ Foscari UniversityVeniceItaly
  2. 2.Department of Global Health & Social MedicineKing’s CollegeLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of EconomicsCa’ Foscari UniversityVeniceItaly
  4. 4.Department of EconomicsCa’ Foscari UniversityVeniceItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68969-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-68968-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-68969-2
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