Alongside the well-established focus on coverage, sustainability and quality in European long-term care systems, the goal and challenge of achieving equity (in outcomes and processes) is gaining increasing recognition, both in the policy and the research arenas.
While evidence is building on barriers in affordability and accessibility of care services, adequacy, approachability and appropriateness of care are less understood. But the scope of an equity focused approach to long-term care spans beyond a user-centered perspective. As the majority of care and support to older people in Europe is provided by families, friends and communities, it is important to acknowledge inequities arise in the distribution of informal caregiving and support systems available for carers, as well as in the intergenerational distribution of resources. During the seminar we will review the available evidence on (in)equity in access to and provision of long-term care in Europe and will attempt to carve out a broader conceptualization.
This session is organised by the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing and will be conducted via Zoom:
About the Speaker
Dr Stefania Ilinca, Health Economist, Global Brain Health Institute
Ştefania is a researcher and policy analyst focused on understanding the effects of demographic aging on health and social policy in Europe, including patterns of use of care among the elderly.
She received a master’s degree in Public Management from Bocconi University and holds a PhD in Health Economics. She is a senior researcher at the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research in Vienna (UN affiliated) and regularly consults for the WHO, the World Bank and the European Commission.