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Income and the Utilization of Long-Term Care Services: Evidence from the Social Security Benefit Notch

Gopi Shah Goda, Ezra Golberstein, David C. Grabowski

NBER Working Paper No. 16076
Issued in June 2010

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We would like to thank Ken Langa for providing us with data on formal and informal care hours, and Gary Engelhardt for providing his constructed Social Security notch instrument. In addition, we would like to thank Neeraj Sood, two anonymous referees, the editor, and seminar participants at Penn State University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the American Society for Health Economists conference for helpful comments. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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