Reckoning with the growing demand for long-term care

TitleReckoning with the growing demand for long-term care
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsKotschy, R, Bloom, DE
Keywordsaging societies, Health Economics, labor markets, Long-term Care

Declining fertility rates and longer life expectancies are producing an ageing global population. This column investigates the challenges that rapidly ageing societies pose to systems of long-term care. To avoid shortages in the workforce, the long-term care industry should endeavour to improve working conditions while also recruiting workers from a larger pool. Investing in disability prevention and rehabilitation are also promising avenues to absorb pressure from growing long-term care needs.

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