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Welfare Reform on the Web (January 2003): Care of the Elderly - Overseas

ELDER CARE GIVING IN SOUTH ASIAN FAMILIES: IMPLICATIONS FOR SOCIAL SERVICES

R Gupta and V K Pillai

Journal of Comparative Family Studies, vol. 33, 2002, p.565-576

This article examines the effect of cultural beliefs on South Asian residents in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area who provide care to their elderly relatives who live with them

FORMAL SOCIAL PROTECTION FOR OLDER PEOPLE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: THREE DIFFERENT APPROACHES

P Lloyd-Sherlock

Journal of Social Policy, vol. 31, 2002, p.695-713

Paper examines social protection for older people in Argentina, Thailand and South Africa, focusing on income support, health services and the provision of care. Finds an interesting variety of approaches to pension and health service provision, which range from generous universalism to minimal means-testing. On the other hand, there is much less innovation in areas such as long-term care and intermediary services.

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