Use of formal and informal care services among older people in Ireland and France

Gannon, Brenda and Davin, Berengere (2010) Use of formal and informal care services among older people in Ireland and France. European Journal of Health Economics, 11 5: 499-511. doi:10.1007/s10198-010-0247-1

Author Gannon, Brenda
Davin, Berengere
Title Use of formal and informal care services among older people in Ireland and France
Journal name European Journal of Health Economics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1618-7598
Publication date 2010-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10198-010-0247-1
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 11
Issue 5
Start page 499
End page 511
Total pages 13
Place of publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Abstract This paper focuses on current use of elderly care services in Ireland and France. In light of health care resource allocation problems, it is important to know the level of current use of home care on which future projections may be based. With the availability of SHARE (Survey of Health Ageing and Retirement in Europe) data, it is now possible to analyse this process and estimate the relationship between formal and informal care, and our econometric model tests for endogeneity of informal care. Previous research has not included Ireland into the analysis. Given that Ireland has a younger population base, lessons could be learned from countries with older populations, such as France. Results suggest informal care is endogenous and negatively linked with formal care in the pooled (France and Ireland) model. There is a higher unmet need for care in Ireland. These results have important policy implications for Ireland as the demographic makeup will change from 11 per cent to 15 per cent of older people over the next 10 years.
Keyword Formal and informal care
Unmet needs
Older people
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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