Karen Christensen, Doria Pilling

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This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book covers care work research from around the world, including both low- and middle-income countries as well as high-income countries. It provides a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of current research in social care work – paid care work – around the world, with a specific focus on social care work towards older people. The book also provides a broad and qualified – in terms of research-based – insight into central issues and challenges related to long-term care work around the world. It introduces the key term of 'care work' as a concept and social phenomenon, then also defining 'social care work'. The book gives a concise overview of the issues emerging from the different world areas and countries. It includes three of the Nordic countries: Norway, Denmark, and Sweden.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Social Care Work Around the World
EditorsKaren Christensen, Doria Pilling
Place of PublicationLondon and NY
Publication date2018
ISBN (Print)978-1-4724-7945-7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-61280-5
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

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