Ageing, Long-term Care Insurance and Healthcare Finance in Asia: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Ageing, Long-term Care Insurance and Healthcare Finance in Asia

1st Edition

By Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk


208 pages

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Hardback: 9781138069480
pub: 2020-02-11
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This book uses a revised version of Kingdon’s multiple-streams framework to examine health financing reforms in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) as well as long-term care insurance (LTCI) reforms in Japan and Singapore. It shows that the explanatory power of the multiple-streams framework can be strengthened through enriching the concepts of policy entrepreneurs, ideas and windows of opportunity in the original framework as well as bringing the theoretical lens of historical institutionalism into the framework.

Table of Contents

1. Population Ageing and Financing Health and Long-term Care in Asia

2. China: The Urban Health Insurance Reform

3. Hong Kong: The Mandatory Health Insurance Reform Fiasco

4. Japan: The Long-term Care Insurance Reform

5. Singapore: A Compulsory Long-term Care Insurance Reform

6. Taiwan: The National Health Insurance Reform

7. The Republic of Korea: The Integration Reform

8. Healthy Ageing in Asia

About the Author

Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk is Assistant Professor in Public Policy and Global Affairs, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

In an increasingly interdependent world, many of the most important issues are driven by economic forces. This series applies newly developed economic techniques to some of the most pressing contemporary problems. The aim of the series is to demonstrate the relevance of modern economic theory to the modern world economy, and to provide key reading for researchers and policy-makers.

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General