Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/30138
Authors: 
Kawase, Akihiro
Nakazawa, Katsuyoshi
Year of Publication: 
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

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