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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From a feminist perspective, there are a number of limitations, including the
extent to which women are still held responsible for most dependent care, and
gender, class, and racial inequities in terms of access to such benefits.
The dependent care account, also referred to as the dependent care assistance
plan or DCAP, reimburses the employee for employment- related expenses for
the care of children, disabled adults, and frail elders. Reimbursement accounts ...
Similarly, many informal caregivers for disabled adults and elders are denied
access to indirect financial assistance through tax relief because they fail to meet
the Federal Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) definitions of "family" and "
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