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An International Review of Long-Term Care Workforce: Policies and Shortages

Hussein, Shereen, Manthorpe, Jill (2005) An International Review of Long-Term Care Workforce: Policies and Shortages. Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 17 (4). pp. 75-94. ISSN 0895-9420. (doi:10.1300/J031v17n04_05) (KAR id:68425)

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Abstract

The developed world's population is aging, due to trends of increased life expectancies and decreased fertility rates. These trends are predicted to increase demand on long-term care services. At the same time, the long-term care workforce is in shortage in most of the developed world. Moreover, such shortages are expected to increase due to parallel socio-demographic factors. The increase in demand for long-term care, coupled with shortage in supply of care workers, has promoted some attention from policymakers. The current paper provides an international review of institutional arrangements for long-term care in different developed countries and in particular explores different strategies used or proposed to resolve the shortage in the long-term care workforce.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1300/J031v17n04_05
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints] U2 - 10.1300/J031v17n04_05 [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - Journal of Aging and Social Policy [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: comparative care systems, social care workforce, older people, population aging, long-term care
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Shereen Hussein
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 11:49 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68425 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hussein, Shereen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7946-0717
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