A fair deal for care in older age? public attitudes towards the funding of long-term care

Christopher Deeming, Justin Keen

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Abstract

The government has made nursing care in England and Wales free, while continuing to means-test personal care. This policy contrasts with the recommendation for free personal care made by the Royal Commission on Long-term Care in 1999.This article reports on a survey of attitudes towards financing care in old age from a representative sample of men and women in England aged 25 years and over. The majority of people feel that the state should finance care for older people. The article discusses the extent to which this is consistent with the government's position and the competing notions of equity that recent debate entails.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-446
Number of pages15
JournalPolicy and Politics
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2003

Keywords

  • finance
  • long-term care
  • older people
  • survey findings

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