Political Institutions and Elderly Care Policy: Comparative Politics of Long-Term Care in Advanced…

Hardcover | August 7, 2012

byTakeshi Hieda

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Although most advanced industrialized countries are facing population aging and other social changes, public long-term care programs for the aged are remarkably diverse across them. This book accounts for the variations in elderly care policy by combining statistical analysis with historical case studies of Sweden, Japan and the USA.

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Although most advanced industrialized countries are facing population aging and other social changes, public long-term care programs for the aged are remarkably diverse across them. This book accounts for the variations in elderly care policy by combining statistical analysis with historical case studies of Sweden, Japan and the USA.

TAKESHI HIEDA is an Associate Professor, Graduate School of Law, Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan He studies comparative political economy and comparative welfare states, and has published several articles in Social Policy & Administration and other scholarly journals.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.86 × 5.7 × 0.86 inPublished:August 7, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230361781

ISBN - 13:9780230361782

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Understanding the Politics of Universalistic Social Care Services: a Theoretical Framework
Political Institutional Conditions for the Development of Elderly Care Programs: Quantitative Evidence
Sweden: The Manipulative State
Japan: 'MHW and Japan's Miracle', in a Sense
The United States of America: Evolution without Revolution
Conclusion: Political Institutions, Voter-Politician Linkage, and Universalistic Social Policy
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