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Care Resources and Social Exclusion: A European Comparison

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Since the 1990s the concept of social exclusion has gained significance in the scientific and political debate in Europe as a tool to analyse exclusionary processes in society. Research guided by the concept began within the area of unemployment and was only recently transferred to the areas of old age, care dependency and elderly care. The issues of social exclusion in old age, care dependency and the accessibility of formal and informal care resources in European countries with different elderly care approaches are at the focus of this contribution.

Keywords

Social Exclusion Informal Carer Care Arrangement German Sample Italian Sample 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Social Science Research Center BerlinResearch Group “Public Health Policy“BerlinGermany

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