Mara Tognetti Bordogna

The «badanti» (Informal Caregivers) and the Networks of Care Resources

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Keywords: Female Migration, Care Work, Badanti, Health Services, Italy.

This paper will analyse the phenomenon of «badanti» (informal caregivers) and their role in the home care of the elderly in Italy. More specifically, the factors underlying the origins of this presence will be considered, along with the changes and impacts determined by the spreading of this figure on the social welfare on the family dynamics and on the demand for assistance. On the basis of empirical research data, attention will also be paid to the use of health services for «badanti» and the elderly, to the production of new welfare.

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