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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Consequently, Medicaid, similar to Medicare, provides only 80% to 85% of daily
health care charges (Marsh, 1992). Medicaid is the primary public source for
funding nursing-home care, with over 40% of nursing home revenues coming
The institutional bias of current systems of public and private financing is
reflected in the extent to which nursing homes provide care to persons across the
three vulnerable populations focused on in this book. Approximately 40,000
underpaid workers in home care agencies, nursing homes, or hospitals (Binstock
, 1990; Leutz et al., 1992). Women represent over 90% of the paid attendants for
the elderly, both in the home and nursing home, and such attendants are ...
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