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Public pensions and unmet medical need among older people: cross-national analysis of 16 European countries, 2004–2010

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BACKGROUND: Since the onset of the Great Recession in Europe, unmet need for medical care has been increasing, especially in persons aged 65 or older. It is possible that public pensions buffer access to healthcare in older persons during times of economic crisis, but to our knowledge, this has not been tested empirically in Europe. METHODS: We integrated panel data on 16 European countries for years 2004-2010 with indicators of public pension, unemployment insurance and sickness insurance en...

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10.1136/jech-2015-206257

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Sociology
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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Linacre College
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European Commission
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7th Framework Programme under grant agreement No. 278511
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Wellcome Trust
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Stuckler, D
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group
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Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health More from this journal
Volume:
71
Issue:
2
Pages:
174-180
Publication date:
2016-12-13
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1470-2738
ISSN:
0143-005X
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English
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2016-12-21

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