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El marco institucional de la protección social de la dependencia en España/

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    Los cambios sociodemográficos en el modelo tradicional de cuidados informales y la consolidación de la idea de los cuidados personales como riesgo social, han concluido en el caso español en una nueva rama de la acción protectora del Estado de Bienestar que en muchos sentidos recoge la tradición mediterránea de cuidados informales, la visión de los modelos centroeuropeos sobre la centralidad de la familia y la filosofía de los servicios sociales del modelo nórdico. El nuevo modelo supone la construcción de un entramado institucional cuya gestión, coordinación, financiación y evaluación constituyen un ensayo complejo de gestión mixta que refleja la tensión entre universalismo, igualdad, descentralización y cooperación territorial e institucional. The social and demographic changes in the traditional model of informal care and the growing idea of personal care as social risk, have driven to the Spanish Welfare State to the building of a new branch of social protection. In many ways this new long-term care model takes up the Mediterranean tradition of informal care, also the experience of Bismarkian family based social security and, finally, the social services orientation of Nordic welfare regime. The new long-term care system is an institutional complex framework in terms of management, coordination, finance and evaluation. This system shows the strain between different targets: universal coverage, redistribution, decentralization and territorial and institutional cooperation.

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    Article provided by Estudios de Economía Aplicada in its journal Estudios de Economía Aplicada.

    Volume (Year): 25 (2007)
    Issue (Month): (Abril)
    Pages: 341-372

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    1. Jens Lundsgaard, 2005. "Consumer Direction and Choice in Long-Term Care for Older Persons, Including Payments for Informal Care: How Can it Help Improve Care Outcomes, Employment and Fiscal Sustainability?," OECD Health Working Papers 20, OECD Publishing.
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