The role of culture in long-term care arrangement decisions ∗

  title={The role of culture in long-term care arrangement decisions ∗},
  author={Elena Gentili and Giuliano Masiero and Fabrizio Mazzonna},
In this paper, we show how and to what extent cultural factors may influence the LTC market and elderly living arrangements. Using a spatial regression discontinuity design, we exploit the within-state variation in language groups in Switzerland to provide evidence about cultural differences in LTC use. We show that elderly people residing in regions speaking a Latin language (French, Italian and Romansh) enter nursing homes in worse health conditions and rely more on home-based care compared… CONTINUE READING
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