In addition to this central finding, the study also reveals that care services in the territory become a key element for the future strategy of continuing care and well-being in Europe.
The SEreDIPE project “Socio-economic deprivation related to the effect of the presence of dependent elderly people: draft strategies for innovative policies in Europe” funded by the European H2020 programme through a Marie Curie grant has completed another phase of the process: the quantitative study.
This quantitative study has been carried out by collecting data on 104 variables, for each of the eight countries of the study (Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Poland, Romania, Finland and the Netherlands). The study revealed a statistically significant correlation between the risk of household impoverishment and the presence of care needs of dependent elderly people.
The study also identified a number of factors linked to the socio-demographic context, or linked to the social and continuing care system, which act to counteract the risk of household poverty. In this sense, the presence of care services in the territory becomes a key element for the future strategy of continuing care and well-being in Europe.
The quantitative results of this study are reported in two scientific articles. The first article based on the Italian case, used as a pilot study, has been published in the international journal “Sustainability” and is available at the following link. The article with the global results of the eight countries is currently being drafted and will be submitted to an international journal with IF before June 2022.