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Title:Crowding out Informal Care? Evidence from a Social Experiment in Germany PDF Logo
Authors:Arntz, Melanie
Thomsen, Stephan L.
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:ZEW Discussion Papers 08-113
Abstract:This paper evaluates the effects of a professionally assisted consumer-directed program (Personal Budgets) compared to the standard home care programs of the German long-term care insurance. The evaluation makes use of a long-run social experiment at seven different sites with a random assignment into a treatment group receiving personal budgets and a control group in standard home care programs, i.e. an in-kind benefit (agency care) and cash payments. Compared to agency care personal budgets yield better care outcomes with regard to the overall support of formal and informal caregivers. In contrast, personal budgets do not improve care outcomes compared to the much less generous cash payments due to a strong crowding out of informal by formal care.
Subjects:consumer-directed long-term care
social experiment
personal budget
evaluation
Germany
JEL:I12
I38
C93
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ZEW Discussion Papers
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