Care Task Division in Familialistic Care Regimes: A Comparative Analysis of Gender and Socio-Economic Inequalities in Austria and Slovenia

AUTHORS

Hrast, M.F.; Srakar, A.; Hlebec, V.

PUBLICATION YEAR

2022

CITATION

Rodrigues, R.; Ilinca, S.; Hrast, M.F.; Srakar, A.; Hlebec, V. (2022). Care Task Division in Familialistic Care Regimes: A Comparative Analysis of Gender and Socio-Economic Inequalities in Austria and Slovenia. Sustainability 14, 9423.

DESCRIPTION

This article focuses on how the distribution of care tasks between formal and informal carers has a significant impact on the well-being of carers and on how efficiently care is delivered to users. The study has two aims. The first is to explore how task division in care for older people differs between two neighboring countries with different forms of familialism: Slovenia (prescribed familialism) and Austria (supported familialism). The second is to explore how income and gender are associated with task division across these forms of familialism. Multinomial logistic regression is applied to SHARE data (wave 6, 2015) to estimate five different models of task division, based on how personal care and household help are distributed between formal and informal carers. The findings show that the task division is markedly different between Slovenia and Austria, with complementation and supplementation models more frequent in Austria.