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Local variability in long-term care services: local autonomy, exogenous influences and policy spillovers

Fernández, José-Luis and Forder, Julien (2015) Local variability in long-term care services: local autonomy, exogenous influences and policy spillovers. Health Economics, 24 (S1). pp. 146-157. ISSN 1057-9230

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Identification Number: 10.1002/hec.3151

Abstract

In many countries, public responsibility over the funding and provision of long-term care services is held at the local level. In such systems, long-term care provision is often characterised by significant local variability. Using a panel dataset of local authorities over the period 2002 to 2012, the paper investigates the underlying causes of variation in gross social care expenditure for older people in England. The analysis distinguishes between factors outside the direct control of policy makers, local preferences, and local policy spillovers. The results indicate that local demand and supply factors, and to a much lesser extent local political preferences and spatial policy spillovers, explain a large majority of the observed variation in expenditure.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(IS...
Additional Information: © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Divisions: Social Policy
Personal Social Services Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2014 14:55
Last Modified: 20 May 2019 01:46
Funders: •Economics of Social and Health Care Research Unit (ESHCRU)
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60378

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