chapter  6
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Long-term care in Italy

ByEMMANUELE PAVOLINI, COSTANZO RANCI, GIOVANNI LAMURA

For many decades, the poor extension of long-term care services did not constitute an urgent public policy problem as the strength of family-based intergenerational ties made it possible to absorb a large part of the emerging demand for care. It was only in the 1990s that the traditional familistic configuration of care arrangements began to be put under pressure by the emergence of two new trends: the ageing of the population and an increase in female participation in the labour market.