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Where Should the Eldery Live and Who Should Pay for Their Care?
Umeå universitet.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
University of Milan, Italy.
2010 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, ISSN 0347-0520, E-ISSN 1467-9442, Vol. 112, no 2, 289-314 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We consider a model with a population consisting of earners and retired persons; elderly care is publicly provided. There is one big city, where congestion effects and agglomeration forces are at work, and a number of small villages. We show how the externalities related to population mobility lead to an inefficient spatial distribution of earners and retirees, and we characterize the second-best solution. Decentralization of this solution in a fiscal federalism structure requires the use of taxes and subsidies proportional to the number of earners and retired persons living in the city and the villages.

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2010. Vol. 112, no 2, 289-314 p.
Keyword [en]
Household mobility, congestion effects, agglomeration effects, fiscal federalism, grants, H21, H42, H77, R23
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-131915DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9442.2010.01601.xISI: 000278112600004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-131915DiVA: diva2:356048
Available from: 2010-10-10 Created: 2010-10-10 Last updated: 2011-10-19Bibliographically approved

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