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Combining paid work and family care: Policies and experiences in international perspective

Teppo Kroger and Sue Yeandle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447306818
eISBN:
9781447310839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306818.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

As populations age around the world, increasing efforts are required from families and governments to secure care and support for older and disabled people. At the same time women and men are ... More


Why care about carers?

Claire Murray

in Ethical and Legal Debates In Irish Healthcare: Confronting complexities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099465
eISBN:
9781526104410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099465.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter considers why we should care about carers and engages with different theoretical approaches to recognising the caring relationship and the implications of this for those involved in such ... More


The emergence of policy supporting working carers: developments in six countries

Sue Yeandle, Teppo Kröger, Bettina Cass, Yueh-Ching Chou, Masaya Shimmei, and Marta Szebehely

in Combining paid work and family care: Policies and experiences in international perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447306818
eISBN:
9781447310839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306818.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter presents developments in public policy affecting carers of working age in the six countries included in the book: Australia, England, Finland, Sweden, Japan and Taiwan. It briefly ... More


‘In sickness and in health’ and beyond: reconciling work and care for a partner in Australia and England

Gary Fry, Cathy Thomson, and Trish Hill

in Combining paid work and family care: Policies and experiences in international perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447306818
eISBN:
9781447310839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306818.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines the issue of combining paid work with the care of a disabled or seriously ill partner in England and Australia. It begins by using survey data on working-age partner-carers’ ... More


Reconciling work and care for older parents, disabled children and partners: convergent or separate paths in three welfare systems?

Sue Yeandle and Teppo Kröger

in Combining paid work and family care: Policies and experiences in international perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447306818
eISBN:
9781447310839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306818.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter concludes the book, highlighting its attention to the care provided by family members of working age to people with long-term care needs in three kinds of relational context (to a ... More


Working carers of older people: steps towards securing adequate support in Australia and England?

Sue Yeandle and Bettina Cass

in Combining paid work and family care: Policies and experiences in international perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447306818
eISBN:
9781447310839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306818.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter explores the characteristics, activities and living arrangements of carers of older people in Australia and England, paying particular attention to those who are of working age. It notes ... More


Struggling for recognition: working carers of older people in Japan and Taiwan

Frank T.Y. Wang, Masaya Shimmei, Yoshiko Yamada, and Machiko Osawa

in Combining paid work and family care: Policies and experiences in international perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447306818
eISBN:
9781447310839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306818.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Japan and Taiwan are deeply influenced by Confucian thinking which views the care of older people as a family responsibility and frames care as a private issue rather than a public matter. The ... More


Mental health nursing: the working lives of paid carers from 1800 to the 1990s

Anne Borsay and Pamela Dale

in Mental health nursing: The working lives of paid carers, 1800s-1900s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096938
eISBN:
9781781708637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096938.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the working lives of paid carers over two centuries. The emergence of modern nursing is usually dated to the mid-nineteenth century. Its complex ... More


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