Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-51850
Filippini, Massimo (1999). Economies Of Scale In The Swiss Nursing Home Industry. Working paper series / Socioeconomic Institute No. 9901, University of Zurich.
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.
|Item Type:||Working Paper|
|Communities & Collections:||03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics|
Working Paper Series > Socioeconomic Institute (former)
|JEL Classification:||I11, I18, C49|
|Deposited On:||29 Nov 2011 19:45|
|Last Modified:||15 Aug 2013 09:20|
|Series Name:||Working paper series / Socioeconomic Institute|
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