Professor in the Economics of Health and Welfare
Norwich, UNITED KINGDOM
She has a particular interest in long-term elderly care funding and models for different funding scenarios.
Lead researcher Prof Ruth Hancock, from the Health Economics Group at the University of East Anglia, said: "There have been big questions about whether people should have to use all their savings to pay for care in old age, or whether local authorities should be given funds to ensure that a minimum level of care is available to all those in high need—even if individuals have to contribute something towards that care."view more
Ruth Hancock, an economics professor at the University of East Anglia, says: “Using some of the savings on more generous long-term care and disability benefi ts would help older people on lower incomes who need care.”view more
Ruth Hancock, professor in the economics of health and welfare at University of East Anglia (UEA), and part of the CASPeR research team, said the reforms could be as generous as the Scottish and Welsh regimes but only for those needing aid, especially residential care, for long periods.view more