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Welfare Reform on the Web (April 2010): Care of the elderly - overseas

Social inequalities in facing old-age dependency: a bi-generational perspective

C. Saraceno

Journal of European Social Policy, vol. 20, 2010, p. 32-44

This article analyses how the demands of caring for a frail elderly person impact differently on children's resources and life chances not only across gender, but also across social classes, strengthening pre-existing inequalities and/or creating new ones. Welfare state arrangements are a crucial dimension in these processes.

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