Bo Hu is a research officer in the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) where he has been a faculty member since 2010. Bo completed his PhD in international economics at Nankai University in 2009 and PhD in social policy at LSE in 2013. His main research interests include long-term care financing, demand and provision of unpaid care, and mental health of older people. He has been actively collaborating with researchers in other disciplines to examine the economic and social consequences of long-term care reforms.
The past few decades have seen a gradual shift of provision of services for older people from residential care to community-based care in the UK and other high-income countries. ‘Ageing in place’ is a widely accepted and supported discourse. In practice, receiving care at home enables older people to stay in a familiar environment, and [read the full story…]