ISBN-10:
0803951434
ISBN-13:
9780803951433
Pub. Date:
08/29/1995
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Feminist Perspectives on Family Care: Policies for Gender Justice / Edition 1

Feminist Perspectives on Family Care: Policies for Gender Justice / Edition 1

by Nancy R. Hooyman, Judith G. GonyeaNancy R. Hooyman

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803951433
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 08/29/1995
Series: Family Caregiver Applications series , #6
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

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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