Care Work in Europe: Current Understandings and Future by Claire Cameron

By Claire Cameron

Care paintings in Europe presents a cross-national and cross-sectoral research of care paintings in Europe at the present time, masking coverage, provision and perform, in addition to exploring how care paintings is conceptualized and understood. Drawing on a examine which seems to be at care paintings around the lifestyles direction in a couple of ecu nations, this booklet: explores the context and rising coverage agendas offers an research of ways diverse international locations and sectors comprehend and constitution care paintings examines key matters, resembling the extraordinary gendering of the crew, expanding difficulties of recruitment and turnover, what sorts of wisdom and schooling the paintings calls for and what stipulations are had to confirm quality employment considers attainable destiny instructions, together with the choice of a established expert employee, expert to paintings around the lifestyles path and no matter if ‘care’ will, or may still, stay a special box of coverage and employment. This groundbreaking comparative learn provokes much-needed new wondering the present state of affairs and destiny course of care paintings, a space necessary to the social and fiscal overall healthiness of Europe.

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Moreover while the benefit paid to people taking leave is a right, leave from a job is dependent on the employer’s agreement, although some collective agreements have made this a right to take leave. These leave schemes vary in effect, including their impact on demand for and use of care services, depending on their structure and generosity. There is no information on the take-up of parental leave schemes in the Netherlands, Spain and the UK, partly because they are not paid and, therefore, there is no direct state involvement in their administration.

Over the past 10 years community-based social services have developed very slowly in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. (Tobis 2000: 10, 22, 23, 33) Countries in Central and Eastern Europe are, therefore, facing, like their Western counterparts some decades earlier, the challenge of deinstitutionalisation: ‘largescale residential settings, which dominated the field of social care, are now being closed down, with a greater emphasis being placed on the personal needs of their inhabitants’ (European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions 2006: 3).

G. cleaning) and personal care. Compared to workers doing similar work in other countries, they are relatively well educated, with basic training lasting between 14 and 20 months. This occupation means that there are very few untrained workers in services for older people: recent research suggests 44 The care workforce that less than 5 per cent of workers in this sector do not have at least this level of training. Sweden has similarly highly trained workers in childcare and in residential child and youth care.

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