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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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Change in European care arrangements

Change in European care arrangements

(p.3) One Change in European care arrangements
Care and social integration in European societies

Birgit Geissler

Birgit Pfau-Effinger

Policy Press

This chapter describes on a conceptual/theoretical level what it means to analyse change in informal care work, as well as, in a comprehensive conceptual framework, processes of the formalisation of care work. ‘Care’ is not just a comprehensive, descriptive approach to the analysis of the work of accompanying and educating people and attending to their personal needs. Beyond that, ‘care’ signifies the principle element in welfare production and the welfare-state institutional network. Two new main types of informal care work are reported: semi-formal family-based care work and informal care employment. An overview of the chapters included in this book is presented. It can be stated that the way social care is organised is of basic importance for the production of welfare in European societies.

Keywords:   social care, European societies, welfare, semi-formal family-based care work, informal care employment

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