Long term care workforce: Employment and working conditions - Luxembourg

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Abstract

People in the EU are living longer and, while they are generally healthier, long-term care (LTC) needs are increasing. As a proportion of the overall workforce, the LTC workforce has expanded steadily, by one-third, over the past decade and is expected to grow further. It is thus becoming increasingly important to know more about the LTC workforce. The LTC sector has been badly affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, and often has not been equipped well to cope. It is hard to predict the impact of this crisis on workforce dynamics, but the trend of a growing need for LTC workers is likely to continue.
This report contributes to the discussion by investigating employment and working conditions in LTC and by providing information about the LTC workforce’s size, characteristics and shortages. It discusses policies to address shortages, undeclared work and the situation of carers who live with the care receiver. The research combines input from the Network of Eurofound Correspondents in each EU Member State, the UK and Norway with analysis of EU survey data and literature.
Translated title of the contributionLa main-d'œuvre des soins de longue durée : Emploi et conditions de travail
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLong term care workforce: Employment and working conditions
Editors Eurofound
Place of PublicationLuxembourg
PublisherPublications Office of the European Union
ISBN (Electronic)978-92-897-2127-1
ISBN (Print)978-92-897-2128-8
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameAd Hoc Report - Public Services

Keywords

  • Long-term care workforce
  • employment
  • working conditions
  • Luxembourg

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