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dc.contributor.authorHäcker, Jasmin
dc.contributor.authorHackmann, Tobias
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-25en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-17T12:49:59Z-
dc.date.available2010-08-17T12:49:59Z-
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/38844-
dc.description.abstractUsing microdata, i.e. representative samples of 114,403 German long-term care dependants (LTCDs) observed from 2000 to 2009 we give a comprehensive insight into the length of stay (LOS) in long-term care (LTC). Furthermore, this paper evaluates the effects of longevity on the LOS thus revisiting the debate on the validity of the competing theories of compression or expansion of morbidity in LTC. The analysis finds significant effects on the LOS when age is controlled for thus rejecting the time-to-death hypothesis. However, controlling for assessment level suggests an improved health status of LTCDs over time thus supporting the time-to-death hypothesis. An analysis of the mortality rates of LTCDs is to give insight into the opposing results. But the regression of mortality shows a divergence in the development of mortality rates for different disability levels. This is evidence to suggest that the 'improved' health status in LTC is not only due to actual changes in the health status, but also a consequence of political meddling.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisher|aAlbert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Forschungszentrum Generationenverträge (FZG) |cFreiburg i. Br.
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDiscussion Papers, Forschungszentrum Generationenverträge der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg |x43
dc.subject.jelI10
dc.subject.jelJ14
dc.subject.ddc330
dc.subject.keywordageing
dc.subject.keywordproximity to death
dc.subject.keywordlong-term care
dc.subject.keywordlength of stay
dc.subject.stwPflegedienst
dc.subject.stwDauer
dc.subject.stwSterblichkeit
dc.subject.stwAltenhilfe
dc.subject.stwDeutschland
dc.titleLOS(T) in long-term care: Empirical evidence from German data 2000-2009
dc.typeWorking Paper
dc.identifier.ppn630091439
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:fzgdps:43-

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