ERIC Number: ED250893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Independent Living & Disability Policy in the Netherlands: Three Models of Residential Care & Independent Living. Monograph Number Twenty-Seven.
The monograph examines the way in which the Netherlands' three-part system of residential care and independent living (IL) for people with physical disabilities interacts with the country's health and social welfare systems. The three-part system comprises: the residential center model, the clustered housing model, and the independent housing model. The monograph addresses the following topics in separate chapters: the larger demogrphic, economic, social and political context (demographic diversity, interest group politics); the social insurance system for disabled persons (major social insurance programs, health insurance and long-term care funding, costs and utilization); Holland's 3-part residential and IL system (the Fokus concept, home health services); and the future of Dutch IL policy and implications for the United States (use of residential centers, financing of in-kind benefits, and corporative system of decision making). Commentaries of three persons (a research analyst, a research economist, and a consulting psychologist) interviewed for the study are appended. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: World Rehabilitation Fund, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: Independent Living; Netherlands
Note: Developed as part of the International Exchange of Experts and Information in Rehabilitation program. This investigation was supported in part by the Fulbright Program.