The informal sector is the major provider of informal care for dependent people and everyday care for able-bodied people in Britain.
A large and complex sector of care, it has come to occupy a central place in British government policies for health and welfare.
Through the 1980s, the informal sector was increasingly identified as a solution to problems in the formal systems of care.
The paper reviews the concept of informal care and the welfare philosophies which informed the development of these policies, arguing for a broader and more critical perspective which locates informal care within the context of the wider caring work that goes on in households.
Mots-clés Pascal : Europe, Soin, Aide thérapeutique, Milieu familial, Environnement social, Traitement communautaire, Organisation santé, Politique sanitaire, Homme, Royaume Uni
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Europe, Care, Therapeutic assistance, Family environment, Social environment, Community treatment, Public health organization, Health policy, Human, United Kingdom
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0466007
Code Inist : 002B30B. Création : 199406.