Long-term care for the elderly in Europe : development and prospects / edited by Bent Greve.
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 9781138494428 9781138494428 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2017.
Long-term care is an increasingly important issue in many contemporary welfare states around the globe given ageing populations. This ground-breaking book provides detailed case studies of 11 EU-member states' welfare regimes within Europe to show how welfare states organise, structures and deliver long-term care and whether there is a social investment perspective in the delivery of long-term care. This perspective is important because the effect of demographic transitions is often used as an argument for the existence of economic pressure on welfare states and a need for either direct retrenchment or attempts to reduce welfare state spending.
Series: Social welfare around the world
196 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.
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