Aging in an Aging Society - Critical Reflections - Iva Apostolova

Aging in an Aging Society - Critical Reflections - Iva Apostolova

7. Dependency and Vulnerability in the Twenty-First Century: The Swedish Case

Aging in an Aging Society - Critical Reflections - Iva Apostolova

Hildur Kalman [+-]
Umeå University, Sweden
Hildur Kalman is a professor of Social Work and Reader in Philosophy of Science, at Umeå University, Sweden. She has earlier served as Director of the National Research School in Social Work, Sweden, and as Coordinator of the Graduate School of Gender Studies at Umeå Centre for Gender Studies, Umeå University. Her work critically evaluates the outcomes of changes in the Swedish Welfare system for home care services in Sweden with a focus on how users’ power may be neutralized when dependency on care is clothed in terms of clients and customers.

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“Dependency and Vulnerability in the Twenty-First Century: The Swedish Case” by Hildur Kalman illustrates the impact of regulations on the provision of care for older adults. Even if Sweden is perceived as having generous welfare policies, Kalman’s paper is concerned with the noticeable move toward the marketisation of care and its impact on the care recipients, more specifically, older adults who require intimate care.

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Kalman, Hildur. 7. Dependency and Vulnerability in the Twenty-First Century: The Swedish Case. Aging in an Aging Society - Critical Reflections. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 148-167 Oct 2019. ISBN 9781781796900. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=34480. Date accessed: 14 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.34480. Oct 2019

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