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Impact of Expansions of the Personal Assistance Service for the Disabled on Unmet Care in South Korea

Han, Baran / Lee, Eunkyeoung

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Abstract

While the Korean government allocates approximately 60% of the total budget for the disabled to the Personal Assistance Service, there has been no systematic analysis on the effectiveness of the program. Applying a difference-in-differences methodology to a repeated cross-sectional survey data, we find that eligibility expansions from 2011 to 2015 of the Personal Assistance Service had no significant effect on reducing the unmet needs for personal assistance. Access to the service, however, reduced the amount of care given by family and friends, implying that there may have been a close-to-perfect crowd-out.

Issue Date
2021-12
Publisher
KDI School of Public Policy and Management
Pages
41
Series Title
KDIS Working Paper 21-03
URI
https://archives.kdischool.ac.kr/handle/11125/42882
URL
https://www.kdischool.ac.kr/#/www/content/faculty_and_research/research/working_paper_series?contentId=38200
DOI
10.2139/ssrn.3995022
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