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Международный опыт организации родственного ухода за пожилыми людьми

This article is devoted to the study of international experience in state support of family care for the elderly. The study aims to outline possible prospects for the development of state support for family care in Russia based on critical analysis of international experience. The analysis was based on available data on social support measures for family care in different countries of the world. The study found that financial support is the most common way to support caregivers in Europe. In some countries (for example, Canada, USA) there are tax benefits for persons who provides care for an elderly relative (or disabled person). However, it was mentioned that the main disadvantage of monetary support for care-givers is reducing the incentives to participate in formal employment. In that regard, it is necessary to implement measures to support the ability of care-givers to combine work and family care. Flexible working conditions for care-givers are provided, for example, in the UK, Australia, USA and other countries.