Formal and informal care for disabled elderly living in the community: an appraisal of French care composition and costs

@article{Paraponaris2011FormalAI,
  title={Formal and informal care for disabled elderly living in the community: an appraisal of French care composition and costs},
  author={Alain Paraponaris and B{\'e}reng{\`e}re Davin and Pierre Verger},
  journal={The European Journal of Health Economics},
  year={2011},
  volume={13},
  pages={327-336}
}
Choices between formal and informal care for disabled elderly people living at home are a key component of the long-term care provision issues faced by an ageing population. This paper aims to identify factors associated with the type of care (informal, formal, mixed or no care at all) received by the French disabled elderly and to assess the care’s relative costs. This paper uses data from a French survey on disability; the 3,500 respondents of interest lived at home, were aged 60 and over… CONTINUE READING

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