Feminist perspectives on family care: policies for gender justice
Sage Pubications, 29 ago 1995 - 418 pagine
Today women find themselves playing an ever-increasing role in caring for older family members who are frail, developmentally disabled, or suffering from serious mental illness. While this has role of women as caregivers has been documented, the actual impact on the lives of women has remained largely unstudied. In this volume, the authors examine caregiving as a central feminist issue, looking at its impact on women socially, personally, and economically. The authors review how changing family structures, the changing economy and workforce, and the changing health care demands of needy adults have impacted on women's lives. They critique existing public and private policies, demonstrating a need for fundamental structural changes in social institutions and attitudes to improve the lives of women. Finally, they propose a social model of care that is oriented toward gender justice--recognition of the work of caring and its impact upon women socially, personally, and economically. For students, scholars and practitioners in the field of gerontology, gender studies, and social work, this book is a must.
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Cost-containment policies combined with technological advances in care have
meant that unpaid and underpaid female providers of community-based long-
term care are increasingly relied on to assist elderly individuals who leave the ...
As an example, the opportunity costs of caring for disabled elderly women with
cancer in 1989 were $61.3 billion with $92 billion in wage equivalent (
substitution) costs (Manton & Stallard, 1992). The opportunity costs of caring for
discussion is not to resolve financing details, but a social insurance system,
although costly, could be financed through an employer payroll tax (which would
replace the costs employers are now paying for insurance), personal and
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