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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how aging, gender, race, and social class interact across the life span or how
issues affecting younger women as mothers in the isolated nuclear family are
also played out across the life span for adult dependents who need chronic care.
Another 25% of working women worked in the textile, millinery, or tobacco
industries. Slightly less than 20%, almost all of which were African American,
worked in the farms and fields primarily of the rural South. About 8% were
teachers or ...
Protective legislation was created to safeguard those women who had to enter
the marketplace. For example, the 1 908 decision of the Supreme Court upheld
maximum work hours legislation for women (Muller v. Oregon, 1908, p.422) on
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