Est-il rationnel de ne pas s'assurer contre la dépendance ?

Abstract : Private insurance for long-term care is underdeveloped in European countries and in the US. This paper tries to understand why the market is underdevelopped by using a theoretical approach and putting the emphasis on insurance demand. It shows that demand for long term care insurance can be low because current and expected health condition of individuals have a strong effect on wealth utility and thus insurance demand. Individual preferences may lead some persons to be uninsured. The underdevelopped market of long-term care insurance might not be only due to insurance supply, market failures, family impacts or institutional design. It is analyzed as a direct consequence of individual preferences.
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Franck  Bien, Arnold Chassagnon, Manuel Plisson. Est-il rationnel de ne pas s'assurer contre la dépendance ?. Revue Française d'Economie, Association Française d'Économie, 2012, 26 (4), pp.161-199. ⟨halshs-00754579⟩

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