PROJECTS 2015-2019

Upwards solidarity: caring for the elderly

Questions such as the following have been adressed:

  • should upwards financial care (maintenance obligations) be maintained?
  • should upwards non-financial care be obliged in family law or in social security law?
  • if informal care should be compensated in family law, which techniques (such as alimony or personal or property claims upon separation or death) should then be used?

In a first stage, these questions have been researched on our first international expert seminar. The output of this is an edited volume, Elderly Care and Upwards Solidarity.

Coordinators: prof. dr. Elisabeth Alofs and prof. dr. Wendy Schrama