Mixed care for elderly people in spain and france: a comparative analysis
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Mixed careInformal careSocial networksProximityGender
BALLESTA, J. A. C., & RECOVER, M. A. M. (2017). Mixed Care for Elderly People in Spain and France: A Comparative Analysis. Revista de Cercetare si Interventie Sociala, 57, 89.
The aim of this paper is to make a comparative analysis of the factors influencing the receipt of mixed care in over 65’s in France and Spain who receive informal care. As a data source we used the SHARE w4 for 2011. We applied binary logistic regression models for the analysis of the factors predicting the use of mixed care. The main results are gender is a significant factor in Spain but not in France. The income and the receipt of additional regular state subsidies or benefits increase the use of mixed care in both countries. Our findings suggest that the dynamics of spatial proximity to their social network are different. In France the social network is more dispersed in the territory, while in Spain it tends to be concentrated within less than 1 km. It was confirmed that mixed care is an additional complement for those receiving informal care.