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Financing long-term care in Europe: institutions, markets and models

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Courbage, Christophe, eds. (2011) Financing long-term care in Europe: institutions, markets and models. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780230249462

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Abstract

The ageing of the European population brings new financial risks that call for state, market and societal responses. In 2011, the first baby-boom generation is turning 65, and forecasts predict that the size of the old-age population in need of long-term care will double in the next 50 years in Europe. However, how different countries are responding to the challenge of financing long-term care is still a question open to further examination, including the role of market development, changing intergenerational contracts and especially the constraints of state intervention. Growing long-term care needs in several European countries as well as the reshaping of traditional modes of care-giving further increase the pressure for sustainable funding of more comprehensive long-term care systems. This book examines different forms of partnership and the potential cooperation of state, market and societal stakeholders. It not only offers a full understanding of the institutional responses and mechanisms in place for financing old age but also provides a deep analysis of both the demand and supply factors underpinning the development of financial instruments to cover long-term care needs in Europe.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.palgrave.com/home/
Additional Information: Copyright © 2011 Macmillan Publishers Limited
Divisions: European Institute
Social Policy
LSE Health
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2011 16:12
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2014 09:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/37767

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