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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


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