Crowding Out Informal Care? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Germany

This article evaluates the effects of a consumer‐directed home care programme (Personal Budgets) compared with the standard home care programmes of the German long‐term care insurance (LTCI). The evaluation makes use of a random assignment into a treatment group receiving personal budgets and a cont...

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Volume: 73
Main Author: Arntz, Melanie
Thomsen, Stephan L
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: Oxford, UK Blackwell Publishing Ltd 01.06.2011
Department of Economics, University of Oxford
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published in: Oxford bulletin of economics and statistics Vol. 73; no. 3; pp. 398 - 427
ORCID: 0000-0002-9677-9199
Data of publication: June 2011
ISSN: 0305-9049
EISSN: 1468-0084
Discipline: Economics
Bibliography: The authors thank two anonymous referees as well as Monika Bütler, Stefan Felder and Michael Lechner for valuable comments. The article has also benefited from discussions at seminars of the University of Mannheim, the University of Magdeburg, the University of St. Gallen, the University of Göttingen, the annual meetings of the German Statistical Society, the Verein für Socialpolitik and the Meeting of the European Economic Association. This article is part of the project ‘Evaluating the use of direct payments in the long‐term care of the elderly. A social experiment in the context of advancing the compulsory long‐term care insurance according to §8 III SGB XI’ funded by the Association of Compulsory Health Insurers. The usual disclaimer applies. Stephan L. Thomsen thanks the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (Claussen‐Simon‐Stiftung) for financial support.
Series: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics
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Database: Social Sciences Citation Index
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