Analysis on the Diversity of Long-Term Care Systems

장기요양보호체계의 국가별 다양성

  • 김철주 (서울디지털대학교 사회복지학부) ;
  • 홍성대 (서울디지털대학교 사회복지학부) ;
  • 허윤정 (열린우리당 정책위원회)
  • Published : 2007.03.30


This research purposed to analyse the diversity of the long-term care system based on the dependency/independency of the aged. For this purpose, we divided the long-term care systems to three components; form of benefit, generosity of benefit and delivery system. Form of benefit is whether the benefit is cash or in-kind, and the generosity of benefit is related to the level and coverage of benefit. The last concerned to focus on provider and user selection. According to this, we tried to make an ideal type of long-term care in the perspective of citizenship and consumerism. As a result, we established four types of long-term care system; active citizen type, passive citizen type, latent citizen type, and family dependent type. And we investigated Austria, Sweden, Germany and Korea for each type empirically.



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