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Care and social integration in European societies$
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Birgit Pfau-Effinger and Birgit Geissler

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346049

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346049.001.0001

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Changing long-term care regimes: a six-country comparison of directions and effects1

Changing long-term care regimes: a six-country comparison of directions and effects1

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(p.73) Four Changing long-term care regimes: a six-country comparison of directions and effects1
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Care and social integration in European societies
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Ute Behning

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346049.003.0004

This chapter reports a study that investigated the changes in care policies in the UK, Canada, Austria, Germany, Sweden and Denmark. The theoretical approach and the selection of countries are first presented. Then, the policy changes in the provision of care are explored. The chapter also provides a broad understanding of transitions in policies on care and their relationships to changes in gendered participation rates on labour markets in different types of welfare regimes. The developments in the six countries under examination show certain similarities in their reorganisation of the provision of long-term care even though they started at different points of departure. The similarities and differences in the developments in the three welfare state regimes are briefly reviewed. These countries introduced formal and informal (semi) wage-paid home-based care allowances, resulting to an increase in informal care giving.

Keywords:   informal care, labour markets, welfare regimes, long-term care, UK, Canada, Austria, Germany, Sweden, Denmark

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