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

SOCIAL JUSTICE, THE ETHICS OF CARE, AND MARKET ECONOMIES

R. K. Caputo

Families in Society, vol. 83, 2002, p. 355-364

Proposes that care should be added to the basic set of primary goods to which citizens have a right in liberal democratic states. Expansion of the basic set of primary goods to include rights to care would ensure a more equitable distribution of related benefits and burdens, and, in so doing, more appropriately affirm the importance of care within market-based societies.

SURVEYING SUPPLY, DEMAND AND USE OF CARE

C. Cameron and others

London: Thomas Coram Research Unit, 2002.

Part of an EU- funded project to research care work in the fields of childcare, child and youth residential and foster care, and adult care, including elderly people, in Europe. Report covers levels of service provision in the three fields; the roles of formal and informal care; factors affecting demand for care services; numbers of people employed in care work; and the relationship between supply and demand both for services and care workers.

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