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Long term care service coverage in Korea

Kim, Tae Il 1 Hyejin Choi 2

1고려대학교
2연세대학교 복지국가연구센터

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ABSTRACT

We evaluate the coverage of long‐term care insurance (LTCI) using the National Survey of Senior Citizen 2017. We estimate the coverage gap by suggesting a new definition of coverage gap using the motivation of service access and sufficiency of the service amount. The motivation of service access is construed as whether the elderly with statutory care needs are willing to use public care service. The sufficiency of the service is defined as whether the amount of service available is adequate. Specific adjustments are also made to correct the non-representativeness of the sample. Besides micro level analysis, we also implemented a comparative analysis using OECD data to provide comparative implication on the coverage gap. By combining the result of the micro level analysis and comparative analysis, we evaluate the characteristics of the coverage of the LTCI in Korea. Finally, we consider the theoretical and practical implications of these findings.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.