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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Tennstedt and Gonyea (1994) suggest that much of the employment and family
research is plagued with methodological limitations (i.e., low response rates, lack
of caregiver comparison groups, retrospective self-report measures) that restrict ...
of married mothers caring for young adults with severe disabilities found the
employment patterns of these women to be "strikingly different" from those of
married women in the general population (Hirst, 1985, p. 297). Mothers caring for
With the growth of populations with chronic disabilities, especially the oldest-old,
more women will be faced with the expectation to leave employment in order to
provide care. In the 1982 National Survey of caregivers of the elderly, 14% of ...
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