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Monthly on the 3rd Thursday
8am US Pacific Time, 11am US Eastern Time, 5pm Central European Time

The Gateway to Global Aging, in partnership with the Center to Accelerate Population Research in Alzheimer’s (, is organizing a monthly virtual seminar series on long-term care, services, and policy. The seminar series is led by Julien Bergeot and Giacomo Pasini from Ca' Foscari University of Venice. The goal of the seminar series is to promote international interactions among scholars in this growing field of research. Presentations will typically be on in-progress work and discussions are strongly encouraged.

Participants must register to receive upcoming seminar announcements and virtual meeting room links. To register please submit a form with your email here. Emails will be kept limited to seminar announcements and you can unsubscribe from this list at any time.

Here are our upcoming presentations:

  • March 21, 2024 (special time: 9am PT/12pm ET/5pm CET)
    Sung Ah Bakh, American University (joint work with Selin Secil Akin, Lidia Brun, Ignacio Gonzalez, and Aina Puig)
    "Universal Long-term Care Reform and the Labor Supply of Caregivers: Evidence from Korea"
    Using the Korean Labor and Income Panel Study (KLIPS), we show the impact of providing unpaid eldercare on family caregivers’ labor market participation. Our findings suggest a significant inverse relationship between the adverse health status of an elderly and their family caregiver’s work decisions, both in terms of working status and work hours. This negative effect is more pronounced among female workers. In this Korean context, we evaluate the introduction of the Korean Long-term Care Insurance System (LTCI) in 2008. This policy is one of the very few universal long-term care policies around the world and was specifically designed to ameliorate the burden that care work imposes on families. To analyze the causal effects of the LTCI reform, we exploit various discontinuities in benefits by the policy: five in-kind benefit levels for health status, as well as three levels of co-payment that depend on household income and wealth levels. We find evidence that the LTCI reform has been pivotal in influencing the labor market outcomes of women after 2008.
  • April 18, 2024
    Meghan Skira, University of Georgia
  • May 16, 2024
    Wenhan Zhang, Duke University
    "Comparing Quality-of-Life Indicators for Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment Across Different Living Arrangements Over Time"

Thank you to those who have already presented:

  • January 19, 2023
    Julien Bergeot of the Department of Economics, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (joint work with Louis Arnault)
    "Informal Care & Mental Health: A Story of Unobserved Heterogeneity"
  • February 16, 2023
    Marlies Bär of the Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam (joint work with Pieter Bakx, Nigel Rice, Rita Santos, Luigi Siciliani, and Bram Wouterse)
    "Spillovers of Delayed Nursing Home Admissions to the Hospital Sector"
  • March 16, 2023
    Edward Norton, University of Michigan
    "Did Avoiding Post-Acute SNF Care During COVID Save Lives?"
  • April 20, 2023
    Ingo Kolodziej of RWI Essen (joint work with Norma B. Coe of the University of Pennsylvania and Courtney H. Van Houtven of Duke University)
    "Intensive Informal Care and Impairments in Work Productivity and Activity"
  • May 18, 2023
    Joan Costa-i-Font, London School of Economics
    "Are Long term care subsidies and supports productive? Effects on health and wellbeing"
  • September 21, 2023
    Elsa Perdrix, Paris Dauphine University
    "Horizontal Inequity in Long-term Care Use in France"
  • October 19, 2023
    Bertrand Achou, University of Groningen
    "At Home versus in a Nursing Home: Long-term Care Settings and Marginal Utility"
  • November 16, 2023
    R. Tamara Konetzka, University of Chicago
    "The Role of Medicaid Home- and Community-Based Services in Use of Medicare Post-Acute Care"
  • Dec 14, 2023
    Anne Penneau, Institute for Research and Information in Health Economics
    "The Impact of Nursing Homes on Quality of Drug Prescription in France"
  • February 15, 2024
    Helena M. Hernandez-Pizarro, Pompeu Fabra University
    "Unravelling Hidden Inequities in a Universal Public Long-Term Care System"
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