France: report on home help policies

research paper

As situations of dependence increase, the sector of home help is going through a crisis, caused by the application in the French law of the European directive on services (so-called "Bolkestein"), the solvency of services (increase of wages, financial difficulties met by local authorities, reduction of tax exemptions' opportunities), and the competition between public and voluntary services on the one hand and business services on the other hand. This report describes this changing environment and gives food for thought. More information are available here (in French).

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