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25 Nov 2015

Unmet need for long-term care and social exclusion

Authors: Anne Laferrère and Karel Van den Bosch                 Published: 2015

Older people needing long-term care are more likely to suffer from both social and material deprivation than those without such needs.  In countries where the responsibility for long-term care is mainly put upon families  they are more likely to have unmet needs for care than their counterparts where the government takes on a larger part of the responsibility. Unmet need is associated with material and social deprivation, at high levels of need, the association is only with social deprivation.

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