Title: Health Economics and Aging

Abstract: The subproject - "Health Economics and Aging" - explores the potential utility of frailty as a predictor of the health and social care spending; it analyzes and proposes efficient long-term care financing schemes; it reveals the social value of informal care and it studies the equity in access to basic services, such as health care and long-term care.

The specific objectives pursued are:S1-O1. To compare if fragility is a good predictor of the future health and social cost in elderly people

  • S1-O2. Propose a financing scheme for social services that minimizes the risk of family impoverishment and catastrophic spending.
  • S1-O3. Identify elements of quality in the provision of social services and link them to financing schemes
  • S1-O4. Estimate the social value of the care provided by families to people with limited autonomy (dependence), as well as to people with specific illnesses (stroke, Alzheimer's, mental disorders, cancer, ...).
  • S1-O5. Study the degree of complementarity / substitutability between formal and informal care according to individual characteristics and context.
  • S1-O6. Identify quantitatively inequalities in access to basic services, such as health services and long-term care, in older people, checking whether or not they are related to the level of income or socioeconomic status.


Members of the research team:

  • Juan Oliva (IP)
  • Luz María PeñaLongobardo
  • Francisco Escribano Sotos
  • Rosa Mª Urbanos
  • Marta Ortega Ortega
  • Berta Ribera Castiñeira
  • Estefanía Mourelle Espasandín
  • Bruno Casal Rodríguez
  • Isabel Pardo García
  • Raúl del Pozo Rubio
  • Pablo Moya Martínez
  • Mª Elisa Amo Saus
  • Álvaro Hidalgo Vega
  • Julio López Bastida
  • Isaac Aranda-Reneo



  • Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Universidad Da Coruña


Summary and Objectives


Subproject 2

Subproject 3

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