The increasing number of very old people will change the Swedish model of the welfare state.
In Sweden as well as many other welfare states, society has assumed-or been given-a number of functions formerly performed by the family.
Child care and care of the elderly are here two significant examples.
Since 1960 the number of institutional beds for the care of the elderly has doubled.
The number of personnel working within the home-help and home-care systems has increased sharply.
In spite of this, the demand for service and care is today increasing faster than the input of new resources.
Many have been worried that the increasing number of very old people will create (too) heavy a strain on the Swedish economy.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Europe, Soin, Vieillard, Age, Personnel sanitaire, Structure population, Vieillissement, Organisation santé, Suède, Système santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Europe, Care, Elderly, Age, Health staff, Population structure, Ageing, Public health organization, Sweden, Health system
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0466002
Code Inist : 002B30B. Création : 199406.