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Titolo:
Solidarity in Italy's policies towards the frail elderly: a value at stake
Autore:
Gori, C;
Indirizzi:
Univ Milan, Fac Sci Polit, Dipartimento Sociol, I-20122 Milan, Italy Univ Milan Milan Italy I-20122 Dipartimento Sociol, I-20122 Milan, Italy Univ London London Sch Econ & Polit Sci, Dept Social Policy, London WC2A 2AE, England Univ London London Sch Econ & Polit Sci London England WC2A 2AE England
Titolo Testata:
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WELFARE
fascicolo: 4, volume: 9, anno: 2000,
pagine: 261 - 269
SICI:
1369-6866(200010)9:4<261:SIIPTT>2.0.ZU;2-G
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
elderly; Italy; long-term care; solidarity;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
23
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Gori, C Univ Milan, Fac Sci Polit, Dipartimento Sociol, Via Conserva 7, I-20122 Milan, Italy Univ Milan Via Conserva 7 Milan Italy I-20122 -20122 Milan, Italy
Citazione:
C. Gori, "Solidarity in Italy's policies towards the frail elderly: a value at stake", INT J SOC W, 9(4), 2000, pp. 261-269

Abstract

The Italian public policies towards the frail elderly are underdeveloped by both quantitative and qualitative standards. The bulk of care responsibilities lies on the family and the private provision of paid care is flourishing. The last decade was characterised by significant signs of improvement - an increase in the public resources committed to long-term care and the rising interest of politicians and scholars towards this issue - but the situation is still highly critical. In such a context several questions on solidarity arise regarding the degree to which this value is actually embeddedin the public policies, what are the most relevant issues and how the mainactors involved are concerned. The article aims to answer some of these questions, taking into consideration the points of view of the main actors: elderly people, carers and professionals. In doing so, the article discusses the targets of the public services, differences in their provision across the country, the rise of the care allowance and the private provision of paid care. The article shows the problems regarding solidarity in the Italian policies towards the frail elderly and sets an agenda of issues to deal with in the next decade. How policymakers will be able to manage these issues will determine whether and how the value of solidarity will shape Italy's long-term care policies in the future.

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