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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging$
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Barbara Berkman and Sarah D'Ambruoso

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195173727

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.001.0001

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Long-Term Care Insurance in Japan

Long-Term Care Insurance in Japan

Chapter:
(p.973) 92 Long-Term Care Insurance in Japan
Source:
Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging
Author(s):

Martha N. Ozawa

Shingo Nakayama

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0092

Japan has instituted one of the most comprehensive forms of long-term care insurance in the world. This chapter provides an overview description of this novel system of care. It also describes the historical and political forces that led to the adoption of this social program.

Keywords:   long-term care, aging, elderly, social services, Japan, social work practice

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