Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/73097
Authors: 
Nakazawa, Katsuyoshi
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Joint Discussion Paper Series in Economics 13-2013
Abstract: 
This study considers market entry determinants for both for-profit and non-profit at-home long-term care providers in Japan. It examines market structure incentives and barriers to entry using a panel dataset of 48 Japanese municipalities for the 2003-2011 period. Estimation results show that for-profits and non-profits face different determinants of entry. Potential for-profit entrants are sensitive to profit considerations and therefore adapt to the market structure and clear barriers to entry. However, potential non-profits with preferential tax treatment and the constraint of non-distribution of profits enter disadvantaged municipalities. Both profits and non-profits have become integrated in Japanese at-home care markets.
Subjects: 
Entry
For-profit
Non-profit
Long-term at-home care
SUR
JEL: 
C33
I13
L22
L33
R19
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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