Elena Stancanelli

  • Current position:
    Senior Researcher, CNRS, France
  • Research interest:
    Applied microeconomics, labor economics, and policy evaluation
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  • Affiliations:
    Paris School of Economics, and CNRS, France, and IZA, Germany
  • Past positions:
    Postdoc, Tilburg University, 1995–1997; OECD, Economist, DEELSA, Paris, 1997–2002
  • Qualifications:
    PhD Economics, European University Institute, 1994
  • Personal statement about IZA World of Labor:
    This is a great initiative to make academic economists and policymakers get closer, and hopefully it will receive increasingly attention by both actors!
  • Selected publications:
    • “Income taxation, labour supply and housework: A discrete choice model for French couples.” Labour Economics 27 (2014): 30–43 (with A. Van Soest and J. Kabatek).
    • "Her time, his time, or the maid’s time: An analysis of the demand for domestic work." Economica 81 (2014): 445–467 (with L. Stratton).
    • "Retirement and home production: A regression discontinuity approach.” American Economic Review 102:3 (2012): 600–605 (with A. Van Soest).
    • “Evaluating the impact of the French Tax Credit on the employment rate of women.” Journal of Public Economics 92:10–11 (2008): 2036–2047.
    • “Individual wealth, reservation wages, and transitions into employment.” Journal of Labor Economics 19:2 (2001): 400–439 (with H. Bloemen).
  • Articles

Institutional long-term care and government regulation

Focus on family and portable allowances to lower the costs of institutional long-term care while monitoring its quality

August 2015

10.15185/izawol.179 179

by Elena Stancanelli Stancanelli, E

The demand for institutional long-term care is likely to remain high in OECD countries, because of longer life expectancy and falling cohabitation rates of the elderly with family members. As shortages of qualified nurses put a cap on the supply of beds at nursing homes, excess demand builds. That puts upward pressure on prices, which may not reflect the quality of the services that are provided. Monitoring the quality of nursing home services is high on the agenda of OECD governments. Enlisting feedback from family visitors and introducing portable benefits might improve quality at little extra cost.