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Jennifer Steiner

Contested Care in Austria, Germany, Switzerland

by Brigitte Aulenbacher, Aranka Vanessa Benazha, Helma Lutz, Veronika Prieler, Karin Schwiter and Jennifer Steiner

Senior home care: new care markets and precarious migrant work Like many other countries, Austria, Germany, and Switzerland are increasingly confronted with what are being called “care gaps.” While their populations grow older, informal care capacities within families diminish, as the welfare state is reconfigured according to the now dominant adult worker model. At the same time, the state increasingly withdraws from...

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December 2021

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