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Health and Long-Term Care

Several research projects at the Institute for Social Policy focus on health and long-term care policies. Many projects emphasize international and transnational perspectives and combine theoretical, conceptual and empirical work. More specifically, current projects focus on the following issues: cross-border provision and use of health and long-term care services, access to health and long-term care provisions and access to health and long-term care for specific populations, health and long-term care policies in Austria and in comparative perspective.

Contact Person:

  • Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. August Österle (coordinator of the research area)

  • Univ.Prof. Dr. Ulrike Schneider

Selected Publications since 2016

August Österle, Gudrun Bauer. 2021. Transnational Social Protection for Migrant Care Workers: The Experiences, Practices of and Hurdles for Self-Employed 24-Hour Care Workers. In: Horn, Vincent, Schweppe, Cornelia, Böcker, Anita, Bruquetas-Callejo, María (Eds), The Global Old Age Care Industry. Tapping Into Migrants for Tackling the Old Age Crisis, Palgrave Macmillan.

Diesenreiter, Carina, Wendt, Claus. 2021. Austria. In: Immergut, Ellen M., Anderson, Karen M., Devitt, Camilla, Popic, Tamara (Eds), Health Politics in Europe. A Handbook, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Leiber, Simone, Rossow, Verena, Österle, August, Frerk, Timm. 2021. Yet another black box: brokering agencies in the evolving market for live-in migrant care work in Austria and Germany. IJCC - International Journal of Care and Caring. 5 (2), 187-208.

Österle, August, Diesenreiter, Carina, Glinsner, Barbara, Reichel, Eva. 2021. Inbound and Outbound Medical Travel in Austria. Journal of Health Organization and Management. 35 (9), 34-49.

Österle, August. 2020. Pflegepolitik und Langzeitversorgung im Alter in Mittelosteuropa. Der lange Weg zu sozialen Rechten in der Pflege. ProAlter. 52 (4), 8-10.

Zhu, Yumei, Österle, August. 2019. China's Policy Experimentation on Long-term Care Insurance: Implications for Access. International Journal of Health Planning and Management. 34, 1661-1674.

Ranci, Costanzo, Österle, August, Arlotti, Marco, Parma, Andrea. 2019. Coverage versus Generosity: Comparing Eligibility and Need Assessment in Six Cash‐for‐care Programmes. Social Policy and Administration. 53 (4), 551-566.

Spahl, Wanda, Österle, August. 2019. Stratified Membership. Health Care Access for Urban Refugees in Turkey. Comparative Migration Studies. 7 (42).

Łaszewska, Agata, Österle, August, Wancata, Johannes, Simon, Judit. 2018. Prevalence of Mental Diseases in Austria. Systematic Review of the Published Evidence. Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift. 130 (3-4), 141-150.

Österle, August. 2018. Employing Migrant Care Workers for 24-hour Care in Private Households in Austria. Benefits and Risks for the Long-term Care System. In: Christensen, Karen, Pilling, Doria (Eds): The Routledge Handbook of Social Care Work Around the World, 130-141. London: Routledge.

Österle, August. 2018. Zugang zu Gesundheitsleistungen. Sozialpolitische und gesundheitsökonomische Perspektiven. In: Platzer, Johann, Kröll, Wolfgang (Eds): Gerechte Medizin? Analysen und Impulse aus Theorie und Praxis, 41-62. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Zhu, Yumei, Österle, August.2017. Rural-urban Disparities in Unmet Long-term Care Needs in China: The Role of the Hukou Status. Social Science and Medicine. 191, 30-37.

Schneider, Ulrike, Kleindienst, Julia. 2016. Monetising the provision of informal long-term care by elderly people: estimates for European out-of-home caregivers based on the well-being valuation method. Health and Social Care in the Community. 24 (5), 81-91.

Österle, August. 2016. Long-term Care Policies in Europe. Between Fiscal and Social Sustainability. Politiche Sociali / Social Policies III (1), 3-20.

Bauer, Gudrun and Österle, August. 2016. Mid and Later Life Care Work Migration. Patterns of Re-organising Informal Care Obligations in Central and Eastern Europe. Journal of Aging Studies. 37, 81-93.

Österle, August, Bauer, Gudrun.2016. The Legalization of Rotational 24-hour Care Work in Austria: Implications for Migrant Care Workers. Social Politics. 23 (2), 192-213.

Weicht, Bernhard, Österle, August (Eds)2016. Im Ausland zu Hause pflegen. Die Beschäftigung von MigrantInnen in der 24-Stunden-Betreuung. Wien: LIT Verlag.