Long-Term Care Financing

Keywords: long-term care funding, caregiving, ageing and health, health and social care coordination.


Long Term Care Financing in Europe: Institutions, Markets and Models” (with Courbage, C). Palgrave , 2011.


Reforming Long Term care in Europe”. Broadening Perspectives in Social Policy, Wiley -Blackwell, 2011.


Working papers

Access to Long-Term Care After a Wealth Shock: Evidence from the Housing Bubble and Burst” (With Richard Frank and Katherine Swartz). NBER Working Paper No. 23781, September 11, 2017.

Thinking of incentivizing care? The effect of demand subsidies on informal caregiving and intergenerational transfers,” (with Jimenez, S and Vilaplana, C)  Working Papers 929, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, 2016.

Selected Recent Articles

Does Long-Term Care Subsidisation Reduce Hospital Admissions? (with Jimenez-Martin, S and Vilaplana, C ). Journal of Health Economics, 2018, 58. 43-66.

Institutionalisation Aversion” and the Willingness to Pay for Home Health Care“. Journal of Housing Economics, 2017, 38: 62-69.

Does the Expansion of Public Long-Term Care Funding Affect Savings Behaviour?” (with Vilaplana, C). Fiscal Studies, 2017, 38 (3). 417-443

“Careful in the Crisis? Determinants of Older People’s Informal Care Receipt in CrisisStruck European Countries” (with Karlsson, M and H Øien). Health Economics, 2016, 25 (S2) :25-42.

Financing Long Term Care: Ex-Ante, Ex-Post or Both?” (with Swartz, K and Courbage, C) Health Economics, 2015, 24: S45–S57

Crowding Out of Long-Term Care Insurance: Evidence from European Expectations data” (with Courbage, C). Health Economics, 2015, 24: S74–S88.

What is the impact of policy differences on nursing home utilization? The cases of Germany and the Netherlands” (with Alders, P, Frank, R and M de Klerk). Health Policy, 2015, 119: 814-820.

Family Ties and the Crowding Out of Long Term Care Insurance”. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 2010, 26(4): 691-712. [+50 citations]

Ageing, health, and health care” (with Breyer, F and Felder, S).Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 2010, 26(4): 674-90 [+100 citations]

Main Articles

Long-Term Care Partnerships: Are They Fit for Purpose?” (with Berquist, S and Swartz, K). Journal of the Economics of Ageing, 2018, 12: 151-158.

Partnership program for long-term care insurance: the right model for addressing uncertainties with the future?” (with Swartz, K and Bergquist, S) Ageing and Society, 2016, 36 (9): 1779-1793.

Ageing in Place’? An Examination of Elderly people housing preferences in Spain”(with O Mascarilla and D Elvira). Urban Studies, 2009, 46(2): 295–316. [+50 citations]

Relative income and attitudes towards long term care financing” (with A Garcia and M Font-Vilalta). Geneva Papers of Risk and Insurance, 2008, 33(4): 673-93.

Who is willing to pay for long-term care insurance?” (with J Rovira). Health Policy, 2008, 86(1): 72–84.[+25 citations]

Projecting long-term care expenditure in four European Union member states: the influence of demographic scenarios” (with R Wittenberg, C Patxot, A Comas-Herrera, C Gori , L Pickard H Rothgang). Social Indicators Research, 2008, 86 (2): 303-321.[+100 citations]

Housing assets and the socio-economic determinants of health and disability in old age”. Health and Place, 2008, 14 (3):478-491. [+50 citations]

Modelling an entitlement to long-term care services for older people in Europe: projections for long-term care expenditure to 2050” (with R Wittenberg, C Patxot, A Comas-Herrera, C Gori, L Pickard H Rothgang). Journal of European Social Policy, 2007, 17 (1): 33-48. [+50 citations]

Future long-term care expenditure in Germany, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom” (with R Wittenberg, C Patxot, A Comas-Herrera, C Gori, L Pickard H Rothgang). Ageing & Society, 2006, 26(1): 285-302. [+150 citations]

The intergenerational impact of long-term care financing alternatives in Spain” (with C Patxot). Geneva Papers of Risk and Insurance, 2004, 29(4):599-620.

Brief Articles

Housing Wealth and Housing Decisions in Old Age: Sale and Reversion” (with J Gil and O Mascarilla). Housing Studies, 2010, 25(3): 375 — 395. [+50 citations]

Risk Perceptions, Myopia and the Willingness to Pay for Long Term Care Insurance in Catalonia” (with M Font Vilalta). Applied Economics Letters, 2009, 16(13): 1301 – 1305

Means Testing and the Heterogeneity of Housing Assets: Funding Long-Term Care in Spain” (with O Mascarilla and D Elvira). Social Policy & Administration, 2006, 40(5): 543–559.

Book Chapters

Long Term Care: Partnership or Crowding Out?” (with Courbage, C). In Long Term Care Financing in Europe: Institutions, Markets and Models (Costa-Font, J and Courbage, C eds). Palgrave, 2011.

Financing and Provision of Long Term Care in South West Europe” (with S. Santana and Gori, C). In Long Term Care Financing in Europe: Institutions, Markets and Models (Costa-Font, J and Courbage, C eds). Pagrave, 2011.

Housing markets, Wealth and Self-Insurance in Spain” (with Joan Gil and Oscar Mascarilla). In Smith, S.J and Searle, B (eds). The Blackwell Companion to the Economics of Housing. Blackwell publishing, 2009.