This title was first published in 2000. An up-to-date overview of the systems of social protection for the elderly in the fifteen EU states and Norway. The book also offers a comprehensive comparative analysis of the residential, semi-residential and community services available and explores the debates surrounding policy reform of the social protection system of dependent older persons.
’This important study not only aims to provide an overview of issues but also to give some insight into present and future policies’ European Access Plus ’…comprehensible and excellent empirical and theoretical study…’ European Journal of Social Work '…a true goldmine of information for those interested in "the real world" of age care in European countries…can be used for continued reading as well as for reference…' Social Work in Europe
Contents: Introduction; Definition of dependency and the need for social protection; Some macro-observations regarding social protection of dependent older persons; The variety, scope and coverage of health and social services for the elderly: the welfare pluralism; Differences in treatment of similar categories of need; Debate on long-term care insurance; Some theoretical and policy conclusions; Annexes; Bibliography.
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