Care poverty : unmet care needs in a Nordic welfare state
Kröger, T., Puthenparambil, J. M., & Aerschot, L. V. (2019). Care poverty : unmet care needs in a Nordic welfare state. International Journal of Care and Caring, 3(4), 485-500. https://doi.org/10.1332/239788219X15641291564296
Published inInternational Journal of Care and Caring
DisciplineIkääntymisen ja hoivan tutkimuksen huippuyksikköYhteiskuntapolitiikkaCentre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and CareSocial and Public Policy
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This article introduces the concept of care poverty, defined as inadequate coverage of care needs resulting from an interplay between individual and societal factors, and examines its level and predictors among the 75+ population in Finland. The data come from a survey conducted in 2010 and 2015. Despite the universalistic goals of the Finnish care system, 26 percent of respondents with limitations in daily activities faced care poverty with regard to instrumental activities of daily living; the activities of daily living care poverty rate was 17 percent. Concerning instrumental activities of daily living, care poverty was associated with income level, health status and living arrangements, while such connections were not found for personal care (activities of daily living).
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Related funder(s)Academy of Finland
Funding program(s)Academy Project, AoF; Centre of Excellence, AoF
Additional information about fundingThis work was supported by the Academy of Finland through its grants to the Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care (CoE AgeCare, number 312303) and to the LinkAge research project (number 299053).
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