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Österle, A.

Informal care of people with mental disorders: Does the Austrian long-term care system provide adequate support?

OBJECTIVE: The Austrian long-term care system covers all types of long-term chronic diseases and handicaps and is based on a payment for care scheme. The benefit is directed to care recipients, who are - in the outpatient sector - largely free in how to use it. Herewith, the payment for care scheme also has a significant impact on the provision of informal care. The paper studies this impact for the particular case of informal care provided for mentally ill people.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

Welfare state policy and informal long-term care giving in Austria: Old gender divisions and new stratification processes among women

In Austria, the provision of long-term care is strongly based on unpaid female work within family networks and is characterised by a highly unequal division of informal long-term care-giving. In 1993, a major reform has been introduced in the Austrian long-term care system with a payments for care programme and a state–provinces treaty regarding service development at its heart.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:11