Estimating Family Preferences for Elder-care Services: A conjoint-survey experiment in Japan

Author Name KANEKO Shinji (Hiroshima University) / KAWATA Keisuke (University of Tokyo) / YIN Ting (Fellow, RIETI)
Creation Date/NO. December 2018 18-E-082
Research Project Economic Analysis of the Development of the Nursing Care Industry in China and Japan
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The paper provides a preference evaluation for elderly-care services, based on a conjoint survey and a rational-choice framework. For the empirical section, we conducted a conjoint survey with Japanese respondents to estimate preferences of elderly-care services. Our findings show that room sharing is the most important for both demand and consumer surplus, and it is justified to assist households in using elderly-care facilities at a middle distance with additional health-care services.