Private Capacity to Finance Long Term Care. EMPIRICAL RESULTS FOR IMPAIRED PERSONS


Households that currently have members with some degree of impairment are at risk of needing to provide long term health care needs--indeed, in some cases families may already be providing such help. In this section of the paper, we focus on the definition of impairment, characteristics of families with impaired members, and alternative definitions of resources for this group. A discussion of ability to finance private care concludes this section. Since the logic is similar to that used for the elderly, the various components of the analysis are not disaggregated here.

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