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Type Working Paper
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Title Economies Of Scale In The Swiss Nursing Home Industry
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  • Massimo Filippini
  • English
Institution University of Zurich
Series Name Working paper series / Socioeconomic Institute
Number No. 9901
Date 1999
Abstract Text This paper examines costs in the Swiss nursing home industry, an issue of concern to Swiss policy makers because of the explosion of elderly care costs and the aging of the population. The paper considers estimation of a translog cost function employing panel data for a sample of 36 nonprofit nursing homes operating in Ticino, a canton of Switzerland, over the period 1993-1995. Using a set of dummy variables quality differences are considered. The results of this analysis indicate the existence of economies of scale for most output levels.
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