Long-Term Care in Europe

A Juridical Approach

  • Ulrich Becker
  • Hans-Joachim Reinhard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Hans-Joachim Reinhard
    Pages 121-175
  3. József Hajdú, Dóra Lajkó
    Pages 177-228
  4. Eva Maria Hohnerlein
    Pages 229-307
  5. Tineke Dijkhoff
    Pages 309-352
  6. Sebastian Weber
    Pages 353-379
  7. Grega Strban
    Pages 415-460
  8. Sebastian Weber
    Pages 495-530
  9. Iren Bischofberger, Hardy Landolt
    Pages 531-578
  10. Hans-Joachim Reinhard
    Pages 579-602

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive overview on the long-term care systems in 12 EU member states and Norway. Focusing on the legal background and its main principles, it includes a comparative analysis which highlights the principal dissimilarities between European long term care benefits, but at the same time also a variety of features in common. It also discusses the increasingly transnational dimension of long-term as a result of migrants returning to their country of origin in old age, and the still-unsolved legal problem of entitlement to long-term care benefits in another EU-member state.


Long-term care Health care Frail elderly Disability European Law

Editors and affiliations

  • Ulrich Becker
    • 1
  • Hans-Joachim Reinhard
    • 2
  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social PolicyMunichGermany
  2. 2.Fulda University of Applied SciencesFuldaGermany

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