The non-take-up of nursing home public benefits : theory and empirics from France

Courbage, Christophe (Haute école de gestion de Genève, HES-SO // Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale) ; Fontaine, Roméo (Institut National d’Etudes Démographiques, Paris, France) ; Montoliu-Montes, Guillem (Haute école de gestion de Genève, HES-SO // Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale ; Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC Lausanne), University of Lausanne, Switzerland)

Cost-sharing measures between users and the State are a way to reduce public budgets allocated to LTC financing. However, they could also provide incentives to the nontake-up of LTC public benefits. Our paper investigates the effect of two specific cost sharing measures, estate recovery and compulsory financial assistance on the non-take up decision. It studies theoretically and empirically how these two measures affect the decision not to take up a French public benefit entitled Aide Sociale à l’Hébergement (ASH), which is a public subsidy covering nursing home costs for low-income individuals. Our theoretical findings show that the main drivers of the non-take-up decision are low nursing home costs, the amount of costsharing, the individual’s wealth and family composition. Our empirical results confirm the theoretical findings.


Conference Type:
full paper
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
HEG - Genève
Institute:
CRAG - Centre de Recherche Appliquée en Gestion
Subject(s):
Economie/gestion
Publisher:
Albacete, Spain, 12-14 June 2019
Date:
2019-06
Albacete, Spain
12-14 June 2019
Pagination:
16 p.
Published in:
Proceedings of the 39th Spanish Health Economics Association (AES) Conference
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