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Welfare Reform on the Web (June 2002): Social Care - Overseas

HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT AND CHARACTERISTICS OF SOCIAL WORK IN TODAY'S VIETNAM

N.T. Oanh

International Journal of Social Welfare, vol. 11, 2002, p. 84-91

Presents an historical review of the development of social work in Vietnam from pre-colonial times through the colonial period to the present day. Shows how the values of social work are compatible with the present socialist orientation of the country.

PUBLIC HOMECARE EXPENDITURES IN CANADA

L. Di Matteo and R. Di Matteo

Canadian Public Policy, vol. 27, 2001, p. 313-333

Paper examines the growth in provincial government home care spending in Canada. Results show that the key determinants of levels of home care spending are:

  • real per capita gross domestic product (GDP);
  • the proportion of the population aged 65 or older;
  • real per capita federal health transfers;
  • the proportion of GDP devoted to health care.
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