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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Many of the economic gains experienced by the older population are the result of
government income-maintenance programs, primarily Medicare and the cost-of-
living increase automated to Social Security. Yet Census data reveal these ...
provisions for older people with developmental disabilities, and services between
the Aging network and the Developmental Disabilities network remain
uncoordinated. This barrier persists despite the fact that the 1987 Developmental
Even though older women form 60% of Social Security beneficiaries, they are 3
times more likely than their male ... It is not surprising that nearly 66% of older
female beneficiaries receive benefits that place them below the poverty line ...
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