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Call for papers - Transforming Care Conference - Stream 4: Cui bono? Policy design and inequalities in access, use and outcomes of care
Deadline: 25th March
In the past decades public care systems in many developed countries have dealt with the pressures for social and financial sustainability they are facing witha shift towards enhanced user-choice and competition, increased targeting of benefits to those in greater need, greater reliance on informal caregivers and devolved responsibilities to lower levels of government. As a consequence, care utilisation and access have become increasingly dependent on criteria beyond the influence of many users, parents, or family members, including social and financial capital. This thematic session addresses an issue that has been relatively overlooked in the context of the aforementioned transformations of care: the impact of changing institutional or care arrangements on socio-economic or class inequalities in the access, use and outcomes of different types of care, both from the perspectives of care recipients (e.g. frail older or disabled adults) and their families (e.g. grand-parents, informal caregivers). Contributions to this thematic session are invited that investigate developments in care (childcare, long-term care for older people, or both) in Europe and beyond, using qualitative, quantitative or multi-method research approaches. We particularly welcome papers with a longitudinal design or a comparative focus so as to better capture the impact of institutional design or care practices on unequal patterns of access, use and outcomes in the care sector.
Chiara Saraceno, WZB Berlin
Ricardo Rodrigues, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research
Andrea E. Schmidt, Austrian Public Health Institute
Ricardo Rodrigues, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Austria,
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Andrea E. Schmidt, Austrian Public Health Institute, Austria,
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Abstracts should be about 500 words and should contain the following information:
- Main issue analyzed in the paper and its relevance
- Type of methodology and sources of data/information used for the analysis
- Main findings expected from the analysis
Full conference details can be found at: http://www.transforming-care.net/
More information on submission of abstracts can be found at: Transforming Care Conference - http://www.transforming-care.net/195-2/
Thank you very much in advance.