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When informal care becomes a paid job: the case of Personal Assistance Budgets in Flanders

Jef Breda, David Schoenmaekers, Caroline Van Landeghem, Dries Claessens, and Joanna Geerts

in Cash and care: Policy challenges in the welfare state

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348562
eISBN:
9781447301615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348562.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

In Flanders (the northern region of Belgium), Personal Assistance Budgets (PABs) have been introduced for disabled people. PABs are cash payments that allow the recipients to employ their own ... More


Developments in Austrian care arrangements: women between free choice and informal care

Margareta Kreimer

in Cash and care: Policy challenges in the welfare state

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348562
eISBN:
9781447301615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348562.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Since the early 1990s, two important reforms have taken place to improve the social security and income situations of informal family carers: in 1993 the long-term care allowance was introduced and ... More


Paying family caregivers: evaluating different models

Caroline Glendinning

in Cash and care: Policy challenges in the welfare state

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348562
eISBN:
9781447301615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348562.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter provides an overview of different models of financial support for informal carers (that is, the kin and close friends) of older people. These models reflect the institutional and ... More


Helping out at home: children's contributions to sustaining work and care in lone-mother families

Tess Ridge

in Cash and care: Policy challenges in the welfare state

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348562
eISBN:
9781447301615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348562.003.0015
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter presents an important dimension to our understanding of unpaid care, by focusing on the role of children as active caring agents within their families. Children's accounts of their ... More


Conclusions

Caroline Glendinning and Peter A. Kemp

in Cash and care: Policy challenges in the welfare state

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348562
eISBN:
9781447301615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348562.003.0019
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This concluding chapter points to the many unresolved issues and tensions that remain for welfare states in the future. It begins by reviewing the preceding discussion, which covers some theoretical ... More


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