"[A] timely exposé of how women are forced to bear extra care-giving burdens by the inadequacy and indifference of U.S. long-term care systems."
"As Abel points out, society still expects adult daughters to provide live-in, long-term care for their elderly parentsoften at the expense of career and private life.... Some form of financial compensation or relief, support services (transportation, day care centers, etc.), education and therapy groups for caregivers, are among the author's proposals for easing the daughters' burdens."
Meet the Author
Emily K. Abel is Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has published several books and is co-editor (with Margaret K. Nelson) of Circles of Care: Work and Identity in Women's Lives.
and post it to your social network
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews >