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Feminist Perspectives on Family Care
Policies for Gender Justice



October 1995 | 432 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book analyzes the phenomenon of family care for three populations of adult dependents with chronic disabilities: adults with developmental disabilities; adults with serious, persistent mental illness; and the frail elderly. Family care of relatives spanning the life course and across cultures is emphasized.

 
Introduction
 
Why a Feminist Perspective?
 
PART ONE: THE CHANGING SOCIETAL CONTEXT FOR CAREGIVING
 
America's Changing Families
 
The Changing American Economy and Workforce
 
Changing Health Care Needs and Long-Term Care Services
 
PART TWO: THE CONTEXT, EXTENT AND NATURE OF CAREGIVING FOR DEPENDENTS
 
The Social, Political, and Historical Context of Caregiving for Dependents
 
The Gendered Nature of Care
 
The Consequences of Caring
 
PART THREE: A FEMINIST CRITIQUE OF CURRENT POLICIES AND PROGRAMS
 
A Feminist Critique of America's Family Policy
 
A Feminist Critique of Long-Term Care Policies
 
A Feminist Critique of Family-Related Benefits in the Workplace
 
PART FOUR: TOWARD A FEMINIST AGENDA FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS
 
Economic Supports
A Feminist Approach  
 
Social Services and Social Supports
 
Gender Justice
Achieving a More Family-Responsive Workplace  
 
National Health Care Reform and Long-Term Care
A Feminist Perspective  
 
Feminist Strategies for Change
Toward a National Caregiver Coalition  

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