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The Routledge Handbook of Social Care Work Around the World

Edited by: Karen Christensen , Doria Pilling

Print publication date:  January  2018
Online publication date:  December  2017

Print ISBN: 9781472479457
eBook ISBN: 9781315612805
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The Routledge Handbook of Social Care Work Around the World provides both a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of the current research in this subject. It is the first handbook to cover social care work research from around the world, including both low- and middle-income countries as well as high income countries.

Each of the 22 chapters are written by experts on long-term care services, particularly for older people and cover key issues and debates, based on research evidence, on social care work in a specific country. They look at perspectives of social care work from the macro level: the structural conditions for long-term care, including demographic challenges and the long-term care policy, the meso level: the level of provider organizations and intermediaries, and the micro level: views of care workers, care users, and unpaid informal carers. Furthermore, they discuss a number of topics central to discussions of care work including marketization, personalization policies, policy implementation under austerity, the provision of social care work whether through public services, or private arrangements, or mixed types, funding, the feminization of social care and the new role that technology, and robots can play in care work.

By drawing together leading scholars from around the world, this book provides an up to the minute snapshot of current scholarship as well as signposting several fruitful avenues for future research. This book is both an invaluable resource for scholars and an indispensable teaching tool for use in the classroom and will be of interest to students, academics, social workers, social policy-makers and human service professionals.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Long-term care services in Norway Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Revisiting the public care model Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Organizational trends impacting on everyday realities Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Long-term care reforms in the Netherlands Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The English social care workforce Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The personalization and marketization of home care services for older people in England Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The development of an ambiguous care work sector in France Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Care provision inside and outside the professional care system Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Employing migrant care workers for 24-hour care in private households in Austria Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Migrant care workers in Italian households Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Post-socialist eldercare in the Czech Republic Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Imbalance between demand and supply of long-term care Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Long-term care in Turkey Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The emergence of the eldercare industry in China Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Challenges of care work under the new long-term care insurance for elderly people in South Korea Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Migrant live-in care workers in Taiwan Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Has the long-term care insurance contributed to de-familialization? Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Care robots in Japanese elderly care Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Long-term services and supports for the elderly in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Complexities, tensions, and promising practices Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Reforms to long-term care in Australia Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Facing the challenges of population longevity but not being ready Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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