Current trends in social welfare policies toward the older people in the Baltic and Nordic countries: an explorative study

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
Current trends in social welfare policies toward the older people in the Baltic and Nordic countries: an explorative study
In the Journal:
Journal of Baltic studies. 2022, vol. 53, no. 2, p. 147-167
Keywords:
LT
Europeizacija; Globa. Rūpyba / Care; Pagyvenę asmenys / Elderly; Pensijų draudimas; Senatvė / Aging; Socialinio aprūpinimo sistema.
EN
Europeanization; Long term social care; Pension insurance; Welfare state models.
Summary / Abstract:

ENThis article reviews welfare policy arrangements developed in the Baltic and Nordic countries to address the problems of aging. The findings show that after almost thirty years of redesigning social policy and welfare systems in the Baltic countries, senior citizens remain in a precarious situation. As expected, the Nordic countries are yet superior in terms of benefits and services. The trend toward marketization and refamilialization of elderly care, and ‘go towards the EU average’ in public expenditures is, however, also identified in the Nordic countries. In the Baltic states, in contrast, the ‘go towards the EU average’ indicates an increase in public social expenditure directed toward aging. [From the publication]

DOI:
10.1080/01629778.2021.1998166
ISSN:
0162-9778; 1751-7877
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