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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POSTINDUSTRIALIZATION OF THE U.S. ECONOMY The Bureau of Labor
Statistics' data reveal strikingly different growth trends for the three major sectors
of the U.S. economy — agriculture, goods, and services — between the 1950s to
Another limitation is that policy makers' tendency to set up artificial polarities
between the emotional relations of the informal sector and the instrumental ones
of the formal sector overlook the fact that personal benefits can be associated
The rationale for this shift includes cost containment and prevention of more
expensive institutionalization combined with the societal value that care by the
informal sector is beneficial for the adult who is disabled. Yet reliance on the
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