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Making Gerontocracy Work: Population Aging and the Generosity of Public Long-term Care

Ellegård, Lina Maria LU (2012) In Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 34(2). p.300-315
Abstract
This paper examines how the aging population affects the generosity of public long-term care (LTC) in Sweden. Theoretically, aging has a direct effect on LTC policy because the elderly become a more important voter group. However, concerns for other citizens may dampen the political importance of the elderly. Fixed effects regressions on municipality-level panel data for 1999-2007 suggest that LTC generosity slightly decreases in response to an aging population. In particular, a smaller share of the elderly become entitled to LTC.
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Population aging, Long-term care, Local government services, H72, H75, I12, I18
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Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy
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34
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2
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300 - 315
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Oxford University Press
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2040-5804
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10.1093/aepp/pps023
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English
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  author       = {Ellegård, Lina Maria},
  issn         = {2040-5804},
  keyword      = {Population aging,Long-term care,Local government services,H72,H75,I12,I18},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {300--315},
  publisher    = {Oxford University Press},
  series       = {Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy},
  title        = {Making Gerontocracy Work: Population Aging and the Generosity of Public Long-term Care},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aepp/pps023},
  volume       = {34},
  year         = {2012},
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