More on the optimal demand for long-term care insurance

Christophe Courbage, David Crainich
unpublished
In a model where individuals run the risk of becoming dependant, we analyse the demand for LTC and for long term care insurance. Our model, by taking into account intergenerational phenomena and altruism behavior, pays a special attention to the role of intra-family moral hazard and to the concern that individuals may have for their informal care givers' well-being. We first highlight the conditions under which the presence of informal care givers modifies the demand for long term care
more » ... term care insurance. Then we investigate the effect of individuals' wealth, individuals' quality of life and informal care givers' quality of life on the demand for LTC and long-term care insurance.
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