Type of Publication: Article in Collected Edition
Scandinavian Long-Term Care Financing
- Martin Karlsson, Henning Øien; Tor Iversen
- Joan Costa-Font; Christophe Courbage
- Title of Anthology:
- Financing Long-Term Care in Europe. Institutions, Markets and Models.
- Palgrave Macmillan
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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.