Market Roles Of The Home Care Services Essay

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3.3.2 Market role in the home care services in urban China
Market is increasingly involved in the direct services in China. In elderly care practice in urban China, some international policies referring to marketisation of care (i.e. contracting out services to private providers, cash for care, tax concessions, subsidies, etc.), have been applied for trials to encourage the participation of various social resources (Jing, 2009). For example, driven by the ideas of ‘small state’ and ‘indirect state’, contracting out part of the services to private institutions is a reasonable choice for the state (Jing, 2009). In 2000, the Civil Affairs Bureau in Shanghai tested the older care at home trials in 12 jiedao (sub-district as the smallest political divisions in urban China) of 6 districts. The local government provided 30 thousand RMB to each jiedao for service sites construction and purchasing services. The government document of ‘Promoting home care services’ (2008) pointed out that the role of government is to establish strategic plans, provide land and facilities, finance investment, set up standards, and monitor and evaluate instead of direct providing services. The current elderly care services in China conclude public supply and private supply (Jing, 2009).
Following the trials in Shanghai, many cities have started trial of home care for older people (Jing, 2009). Exemplified by Jing (2009), Changsha (capital city of Hunan province) took a trial of operation of older care…

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