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Welfare Reform on the Web - January 2001: Care of the elderly - overseas

SOLIDARITY IN ITALY’S POLICIES TOWARDS THE FRAIL ELDERLY: A VALUE AT STAKE

C. Gori

International Journal of Social Welfare, vol. 9, 2000, p. 261-269

The public provision of domiciliary and residential care in Italy is scarce and scattered throughout the country. Relatives have traditionally provided the majority of care for the elderly. The 1990s saw signs of improvement, such as an increase in the public resources committed to long-term care, and heightened interest in the issue on the part of politicians and scholars.