Supplier density and at-home care use in Japan: Evidence from a micro-level survey on long-term care receivers

Haruko Noguchi, Satoshi Shimizutani

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Following the introduction of the long-term care insurance scheme and deregulation of the market for at-home care services, Japan experienced a substantial increase in expenditure on care for the elderly. Using household-level survey data, we empirically examine whether the increase in care expenditure is associated with supplier density springing from the rise in the number of care providers following deregulation. We provide weak evidence that supplier density in the at-home care market is positively correlated with probability to use care or expenditure on care. Moreover, we find no link between the share of for-profit providers and the demand for at-home care services.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)365-372
ページ数8
ジャーナルJapan and the World Economy
21
発行部数4
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2009 12
外部発表Yes

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  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Finance
  • Political Science and International Relations

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