Making gerontocracy work: Population aging and the generosity of public long-term care

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberpps023
Pages (from-to)300-315
Number of pages16
JournalApplied Economic Perspectives and Policy
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012-Jun
Externally publishedYes

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Other Social Sciences (509)

Keywords

  • Local government services
  • Long-term care
  • Population aging

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