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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Approximately 75% of nursing home residents are women (Dolinsky &
Rosenwaike, 1988). Increased life expectancy accompanied by lower fertility
rates has contributed to the rise in the median age of the U.S. population from 28
in 1970 to 33 ...
THE GROWTH AND NEEDS OF ADULT POPULATIONS WITH CHRONIC
DISABILITIES The Frail Elderly As we noted in Chapter 2, the major demographic
change of the 20th century has been the increase of the population age 65 and
The dramatic increase in numbers of older adults in general has been paralleled
by the increase of older adults with mild to moderate developmental disabilities (
from approximately 350,000 in 1970 to 1,577,340 in 1989) (U.S. Bureau of the ...
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