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Marketisation of Nordic Eldercare – Is the Model Still Universal?
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5522-5344
2016 (English)In: Journal of Social Policy, ISSN 0047-2794, E-ISSN 1469-7823Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The objective of this article is to analyse whether the increased reliance on marketisation in the provision of social care challenges the universality of eldercare in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. The study focuses on national reforms for contracting out and user choice of provider, analysing their consequences for four universalistic dimensions: (i) equal inclusion, (ii) public funding, (iii) public provision and (iv) comprehensive usage. The findings suggest that, although need-based inclusion and public funding remain key principles in all four countries, there is an increased reliance on private provision in Sweden, Denmark and Finland. In addition, the introduction of topping-up services challenges the dimension of comprehensive usage by enabling users with economic resources to turn to the private market to increase the comprehensiveness and quality of their care.

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2016.
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Universalism, Marketization, Welfare state, Nordic countries, Social Policy, Eldercare
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Social Sciences
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-317314DOI: 10.1017/S0047279416000830OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-317314DiVA: diva2:1081555
Available from: 2017-03-14 Created: 2017-03-14 Last updated: 2017-03-23

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