Dr Stephen Allan

Research Fellow

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Research Interests

Stephen is a social and health care economist with a particular interest in the English care homes market for older people. Stephen’s recent research includes: analysing the impact of competition and its effects on price, quality and closure; explaining care home fees and differences between private and public payers; analysing the impact of funding reforms on the care homes market; and examining the impact of staffing on care home quality.

Stephen is currently involved in the following projects:

  • The Economics of social and health care research unit (ESHCRU), a Department of Health Policy Research Unit. This research, which is led by the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York, also involves PSSRU at Kent and LSE. http://www.eshcru.ac.uk

  • The influence of home care on delayed transfers of care. This is a NIHR School for Social Care Research project, which is led by Dr. Karen Jones at PSSRU at Kent, also involves colleagues at the Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of York.

  • Improving Care Home Quality by Staff. This NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research project, led by the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, also involves the University of Sussex and PSSRU at Kent.

  • Business and Local Government Data Research Centre. This ESRC project is led by the University of Essex, and also involves colleagues at the University of East Anglia, and PSSRU at Kent and LSE. http://www.blgdataresearch.org/

Stephen Allan's Publications

Journal Articles

Journal Article

The determinants of care home closure (2015)

Allan S, Forder J

Health Economics 24, S1, 132-145

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Journal Article

The impact of competition on quality and prices in the English care homes market (2014)

Forder J, Allan S

Journal of Health Economics 34, 1, 73-83

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Research Summaries

Research Summary

Explaining the fees gap between funding types in the English care homes market (2017)

Allan S, Gousia K, Forder J

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Research Summary

The impact of workforce composition and characteristics on English care home quality. (2017)

Allan S, Vadean F

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Research Summary

The effects of minimum wage policy on the long-term care sector (2017)

Vadean F, Allan S

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DP or working papers

DP or working paper

Price and quality across English care homes: Evidence from a secret shopper survey (2018)

Allan S

PSSRU Discussion Paper 2945, University of Kent

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DP or working paper

The effects of minimum wage policy on the long-term care sector (2017)

Vadean F, Allan S

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DP or working paper

The impact of workforce composition and characteristics on English care home quality (2017)

Allan S, Vadean F

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DP or working paper

Explaining the fees gap between funding types in the English care homes market (2017)

Allan S, Gousia K, Forder J

ESHCRU working paper 2934

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DP or working paper

Care Markets in England: Lessons from Research (2012)

Forder J, Allan S

PSSRU Discussion Paper 2815, University of Kent

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DP or working paper

Competition in the Care Homes Market (2011)

Forder J, Allan S

PSSRU Discussion Paper 2814, University of Kent

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