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Care and social integration in European societies

Birgit Pfau-Effinger and Birgit Geissler


This book provides descriptions and comparative analyses of the now complex and highly varied arrangements for the care of children, disabled and older people in Europe, set within the context of changing labour markets and welfare systems. It includes analyses of the modernisation of informal care and new forms of informal care, topics often neglected in the literature. Issues of gender, family change, social integration and citizenship are all explored in a series of chapters that report on original empirical, cross-national research. All contributors are high-ranking experts involved in the ... More

Keywords: care of children, care of disabled, care of older people, labour markets, welfare systems, informal care, gender, family change, social integration, citizenship

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Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9781861346049
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346049.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Birgit Pfau-Effinger, editor

Birgit Geissler, editor

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Part One Care arrangements in European societies

One Change in European care arrangements

Birgit Geissler, and Birgit Pfau-Effinger

Seven Social rights and care responsibility in the French welfare state

Jeanne Fagnani, and Marie-Thérèse Letablier

Nine Informal family-based care work in the Austrian care arrangement

Margareta Kreimer, and Helene Schiffbänker

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