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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these trends have been most extensively documented in terms of Medicare-
reimbursed acute care services to the elderly, they have also affected the long-
term care services available to adults with developmental disabilities-mental
Another example of the institutional bias of public funding mechanisms is the
current reimbursement criteria of Medicaid ... income is no longer taken into
account and Medicaid- reimbursed services become available (Wright & King,
Employer-Provided Employee Reimbursement Accounts Employee
reimbursement accounts, regulated through federal legislation (Internal Revenue
Code Sections 125 and 129), provide a way for employees to pay for certain
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THE CHANGING SOCIETAL CONTEXT FOR CAREGIVING
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