Long term care and capital accumulation: the impact of the State, the market and the family

Canta, Chiara, Pestieau, Pierre and Thibault, Emmanuel (2016) Long term care and capital accumulation: the impact of the State, the market and the family. Economic Theory, 61 (4). pp. 755-785.

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The rising level of long-term care (LTC) expenditures and their financing sources are likely to impact savings and capital accumulation and henceforth the pattern of growth. This paper studies how the joint interaction of the family, the market and the State influences capital accumulation in a society in which the assistance the children give to dependent parents is triggered by a family norm. We find that, with a family norm in place, the dynamics of capital accumulation differ from the ones of a standard Diamond (1965) model with dependence. For instance, if the family help is sizeably more productive than the other LTC financing sources, a pay-as-you-go social insurance might be a complement to private insurance and foster capital accumulation.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: April 2016
Refereed: Yes
JEL codes: D13 - Household Production and Intrahousehold Allocation
E22 - Capital; Investment (including Inventories); Capacity
H55 - Social Security and Public Pensions
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2016 11:13
Last Modified: 22 May 2019 13:05
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:30364
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/20104

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