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The costs of addressing age discrimination in social care

Forder, Julien (2008) The costs of addressing age discrimination in social care. PSSRU discussion paper, 2538. Personal Social Services Research Unit, Canterbury, UK.

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Abstract

Report to the department of health. Historically PSS expenditure per head on older people using social care services has been lower than for other adult client groups. Along with a number of investigations, this difference is taken as a possible indicator of age discrimination in the deployment of services. The UK government is proceeding with the introduction of a Single Equality Bill during this Parliament. One of the proposals is to outlaw age discrimination in the provision of public services. This report seeks to gauge the extent of age discrimination in council-funded social care services for adults (people 18 or over). It draws on a quantitative analysis of the level of support provided to service users. Lower expenditure per head on services may indicate age discrimination, but there are also a range of ‘legitimate’ reasons for this pattern of spending. The analysis aims to determine whether people in different age groups are treated differently after these ‘legitimate’ differences are removed.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://www.pssru.ac.uk/
Additional Information: © 2008 PSSRU
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 2538
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2009 14:02
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/23381/

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