Contents: Public policy issue – Conceptual framework – Growing need for long-term care (Demographic component; Health
status of the elderly; Social component) – Contextual factors with influence on long-term care scheme (Economic context; Political
context) – Fundamental principles applying to systems of social protection – Models of state welfare in the EU countries –
Domiciliary long-term care arrangements in the EU countries – Domicilary long-term care in France, Germany and in the UK –
Discussion of cross-national findings – The development of state welfare in EU countries – General policy recommendations.