IZA/University of Duisburg-Essen Workshop: The Economics of Long-Term Care and Healthy Aging

Organizers: Olivier Deschenes (University of California, Santa Barbara and IZA), Martin Karlsson (University of Duisburg-Essen and IZA), Joan Costa-Font (London School of Economics and IZA), Nico Pestel (IZA)
Date:September 03, 2020

Submission Deadline:May 03, 2020
Notification of Acceptance:May 31, 2020

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann

About the Workshop

We are pleased to invite submissions for a Workshop on the Economics of Long-Term Care and Healthy Aging, which is jointly organized by IZA and CINCH, University of Duisburg-Essen.

Population aging brings new challenges for the organization of labor markets regarding how social care for frail older individuals should be delivered and financed. This presents an opportunity to increase employment in the caregiving sector, but it also has strong implications for the health and wellbeing of both workers in the caregiving sector and care recipients themselves. We are interested in submissions that cover the following areas:

  • Informal caregiving and labor markets
  • Community care and wellbeing
  • Determinants of care needs, and primary prevention
  • Staffing and quality of nursing homes
  • Lifecycle modelling of needs and demand for care
  • Caregiving subsidies and outcomes
  • Other areas related to ‘Long-Term Care and Healthy Aging’

The workshop agenda is related to important issues for IZA’s new program area in Environment, Health, and Labor Markets, and to the broader IZA mission of studying the connection between demographic changes and the world of work. The workshop will bring together a small group of economists working on Long-Term Care in different countries and consist of a mix of early career and more established researchers.

The keynote lecture will be delivered by Edward C. Norton (University of Michigan).



Researchers interested in participating should submit a full paper or extended abstract by May 3, 2020 using the Online Application Form. Notifications will be send until May 31, 2020.


Travel and Accommodation

Those authors who are invited are expected to participate in the entire 2 day workshop. 2 nights of lodging for presenting authors from Europe and 3 nights of lodging for presenting authors from outside Europe will be covered.

Kindly note that travel expenses (including flights, visas and airport transfers, etc.) will not be reimbursed by the organizers.