, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 20-26

Towards reform of long-term care in France

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Abstract

Existing proposals to streamline fragmented and inefficient delivery of long-term care address only some of the system’s inadequacies. But the current political climate puts even limited reform in doubt

Nicole Kerschen is a senior researcher at theCentre National de la Recherche Scientifique in paris associated with theInstitut de Recherches Juridiques sur l’Entreprise et les Relations professionnelles (I.R.E.R.P.) Her field of study focuses on the interaction between law and social policies on employment, aging and health care.
Marie Mercat-Bruns is a researcher atI. R.E.R.P. Thanks to a grant from the French Ministry of Research, she is writing her Ph. D. dissertation on a comparative study of the legal problems of the elderly in France and the United States.