Social Protection in Old Age

In their Health Working Paper series, the OECD strives to make health studies which had been prepared for policy advice within the OECD available to a wider audience. The 2020 working paper Nr. 117 puts a focus on the increasing demand of long-term care and its associated challenges, especially the financial risks long-term care can bear. The report makes use of SHARE data to investige cross-country and regional variations in long-term care and complements it with information about costs of care services, the degree of pulic coverage and more. The special policy relevance of the report arises from a simulation of the distributive effects of actual and hypothetical policy scenarios and possible reforms.