University Librarian Centre | University of Cagliari
UniCA Eprints

A Country for Old Men? An Analysis of the Determinants of Long-Term Home Care in Europe

Brau, Rinaldo - Balia, Silvia (2011) A Country for Old Men? An Analysis of the Determinants of Long-Term Home Care in Europe. Working Paper. CRENoS. (Unpublished)

[img]
Preview
PDF - Submitted Version
617Kb

Official URL: http://crenos.unica.it/crenos/en/system/files/WP11...

Abstract

This paper investigates long-term home care utilisation in Europe. Data from SHARE on formal (nursing care or paid domestic help) and informal care (support provided by relatives) are used to study the probability and the quantity of both types of care being received. The overall process is framed in a fully simultaneous equation system which takes the form of a bivariate two-part model. Endogeneity and unobservable heterogeneity are addressed using a common latent factors approach. Age, disability and proximity-to-death are found to be important joint predictors of home care utilisation. The relationship between formal and informal care is small in absolute size and moves from substitutability to complementarity depending on the type of formal care considered.

Item Type:Technical Report / Working Paper / Project Report (Working Paper)
Publisher:CRENoS
Date:2011
Institution:Universita' degli Studi di Cagliari
Divisions:Centri > CRENoS Centro Ricerche Economiche Nord Sud
Subjects:Area 13 - Scienze economiche e statistiche > SECS-P/02 Politica economica
Area 13 - Scienze economiche e statistiche > SECS-P/01 Economia politica
Area 13 - Scienze economiche e statistiche > SECS-P/03 Scienza delle finanze
Uncontrolled Keywords:long-term care; ageing; discrete latent factors; proximity to death
ID Code:803
Deposited On:25 Jul 2012 16:56

Repository Staff Only: item control page