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Title:Long-term care insurance facilities and interregional migration of the elderly in Japan PDF Logo
Authors:Kawase, Akihiro
Nakazawa, Katsuyoshi
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:Joint discussion paper series in economics 2009,39
Abstract:Using municipality-level data of Japan, this paper empirically examines how the capacity of long-term care insurance facilities impacts interregional migration of the elderly. We construct net-migration data of the elderly population in each municipality by combining statistics available from existing sources. We find that interregional differences in capacity of long-term care insurance facilities generate strong magnetic effects on migration of the elderly. Our results indicate that family care is difficult and that long-term care insurance facilities are necessary for late-stage elderly in need of long-term care.
Subjects:Long-term care insurance facility
Interregional migration
Welfare magnet
JEL:H75
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:MAGKS Joint Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Universität Marburg

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