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Comparative Evaluation of Long-term Care Policies for the Elderly in the EU

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Jürgen Holdenrieder

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.