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Britain – sitting on the doorstep

Prue Chamberlayne and Annette King

in Cultures of care: Biographies of carers in Britain and the two Germanies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341662
eISBN:
9781447302018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341662.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines the system of informal care in Great Britain. It suggests that the culture of care in Britain moves within a triad of private, public and social dimensions, in which caring is ... More


Care and social integration in European societies

Birgit Pfau-Effinger and Birgit Geissler (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346049
eISBN:
9781447301592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346049.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book provides descriptions and comparative analyses of the now complex and highly varied arrangements for the care of children, disabled and older people in Europe, set within the context of ... More


Constructions of care: the family, difficulties and policy

Liz Forbat

in Talking about care: Two sides to the story

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346216
eISBN:
9781447303671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346216.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter presents a critical review of the care literature, and suggests that there is a need to embrace complexity in grappling with understandings of care. It critiques the traditional ... More


Changing long-term care regimes: a six-country comparison of directions and effects1

Ute Behning

in Care and social integration in European societies

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346049
eISBN:
9781447301592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346049.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter reports a study that investigated the changes in care policies in the UK, Canada, Austria, Germany, Sweden and Denmark. The theoretical approach and the selection of countries are first ... More


Change in European care arrangements

Birgit Geissler and Birgit Pfau-Effinger

in Care and social integration in European societies

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346049
eISBN:
9781447301592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346049.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter describes on a conceptual/theoretical level what it means to analyse change in informal care work, as well as, in a comprehensive conceptual framework, processes of the formalisation of ... More


Gender, labour markets and care work in five European funding regimes1

Clare Ungerson

in Care and social integration in European societies

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346049
eISBN:
9781447301592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346049.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter investigates the particular form of commodification previously identified as ‘routed wages’. The notion of a partnership between the welfare state and its caring citizens and its citizen ... More


Idealist thought, social policy and the rediscovery of informal care

John Offer

in An intellectual history of British social policy: Idealism versus non-idealism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345318
eISBN:
9781447301455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345318.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter argues that the marked upswing of interest in informal care in the UK beginning in the 1970s reflected a reaction to some features of the work of Richard Titmuss and ‘traditional social ... More


West Germany – the pull into the home

Prue Chamberlayne and Annette King

in Cultures of care: Biographies of carers in Britain and the two Germanies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341662
eISBN:
9781447302018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341662.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines the system of informal care in West Germany. The findings reveal that the German situation is characterised by the pervasive influence of the values of traditional family ... More


East Germany – the push out of the home

Prue Chamberlayne and Annette King

in Cultures of care: Biographies of carers in Britain and the two Germanies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341662
eISBN:
9781447302018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341662.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines the system of informal care in East Germany. It describes five caring situations, three dating from many years before the unification and two which began in the turmoil of that ... More


Talking about care/caring about talk

Liz Forbat

in Talking about care: Two sides to the story

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346216
eISBN:
9781447303671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346216.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to argue for a particular approach to developing insights into care. It suggests that paying attention to the detail of the way ... More


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