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The Young, the Old and the State: Social Care Systems in Five Industrial Nations (Globalization and Welfare Series) Hardcover – 28 Apr 2003

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd (28 April 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840646284
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840646283
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,245,784 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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`This book, edited by three well-known and widely respected academics reflects the diversity of social care while simultaneously striving to identify common patterns, trends and underpinning philosophies. It makes an important new contribution to understanding why patterns of social care differ between and within countries, and the consequences of these variations. In explaining contemporary patterns of social care for children and older people in the countries studied, the contributors turn to historical accounts to explain the current apparent lack of coherence. Underpinning the diverse patterns of social care development are the transformation of social care from a private good to a public commodity; tensions between universality and selectivity; and new tensions between individual rights and family responses. As well as providing detailed and up to the minute accounts of the different care systems in the countries studied, this book makes a major new contribution to our understanding of the complex and conflicting pressures underlying post-industrial welfare states.' -- Caroline Glendinning, University of Manchester, UK

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Edited by Anneli Anttonen, Professor of Social Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland, John Baldock, Professor of Social Policy, University of Kent, UK and Jorma Sipila, Professor of Social Policy and Social Work, University of Tampere, Finland

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