On Wednesday February 13 Normacare members presented a new report: Marketisation in Nordic eldercare: A research report on legislation, oversight, extent and consequences.
The following Normacare members have contributed to the report:
Tine Rostgaard and Tilde Marie Bertelsen (Denmark) View presentation here
Anneli Anttonen and Olli Karsio (Finland) View presentation here
Mia Vabø, Karen Christensen and Frode Jacobsen (Norway) View presentation here
Marta Szebehely, Sara Erlandsson, Palle Storm, Anneli Stranz and Gun-Britt Trydegård (Sweden) View presentation here
Gabrielle Meagher (Australia). View presentation here
Historically, eldercare has been primarily publicly funded and publicly provided in the Nordic countries. In recent decades, this has been changing, as ideas and practices from the private sector have been introduced into the organization and delivery of eldercare, in a process of ‘marketisation’.
As the title suggests, the report documents these developments for each of the Nordic countries, including: the legal frameworks that have enabled marketisation; the forms of service organisation, funding and quality regulation in the resulting ‘mixed economies’ of eldercare; the extent of private provision (both for-profit and not-for-profit), and the consequences of marketisation for service users and workers in eldercare.
At the seminar the report was discussed by the audience and an invited panel including Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson, President of Swedish LO (The Swedish Trade Union Confederation), Henrik Borelius, CEO of Attendo, Thomas Breen, member of the Norwegian parliament and Arbeiderpartiet’s spokesperson for health and care issues. The report will be published later in the spring 2013. Read more and watch interviews with professor Marta Szebehely and professor Gabrielle Meagher. See also an article here (in Swedish).
The seminar was organised by Nordic Council of Ministers and Normacare.
Read the press release (in Swedish) here.