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Paid informal care within municipal eldercare

Research project
Active research
Project period
2018 - ongoing
Project owner
Institutionen för socialt arbete

Short description

This dissertation concerns paid informal care within Swedish eldercare. Here, paid informal care refers to instances when informal caregivers, directly or indirectly, receives financial compensation from delivering publicly funded homecare services to an older adult. The dissertation is compilation thesis that in more general terms examines the prevalence, construction and consequences of paid informal care within publicly funded eldercare in Swedish municipalities. To begin with, this includes quantitative investigation of the prevalence, change and variation of paid informal care in municipalities between 2006-2016.

In addition, and through an qualitative case study, the municipal constructions of paid informal care and its consequences for older people and their paid informal caregivers is examined.