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Type of Publication: Article in Collected Edition

Scandinavian Long-Term Care Financing

Author(s):
Martin Karlsson, Henning Øien and Tor Iversen
Editor:
Joan Costa-Font and Christophe Courbage
Title of Anthology:
Financing Long-Term Care in Europe. Institutions, Markets and Models.
pages:
254-278
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date:
2012
ISBN:
978-0-230-34919-3
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
doi:10.1057/9780230349193_14
Citation:
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Abstract

The Scandinavian countries — Denmark, Norway and Sweden — share a common history and common political traditions, which has led to very similar systems for social care being introduced in the three countries. This applies to the division of roles and responsibilities between different public bodies, as well as for the national policy objectives that have been laid down in various pieces of legislation. Thus, all three countries pursue the general goal of providing local care services free of charge to everyone in need, independently of their financial circumstances.