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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between the sexes get grittier as more women work outside the home — and find
they still have to work inside the home as ... For many, work-family conflict is seen
as an issue relevant only to affluent baby-boomer women trying to "have it all.
157) In fact, corporate family-responsive initiatives have been fairly modest both
in the extent of their restructuring of the ... Another advantage of public policies
addressing work-family conflict is that government may provide valuable
These may include an increase in work-family conflict, burnout due to the lack of
clear physical or time boundaries between the two domains, a self-perception or
a perception by other family members that what they are doing is not "valued ...
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