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The Rewards of Caring

Clare L. Stacey

in The Caring Self: The Work Experiences of Home Care Aides

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449857
eISBN:
9780801463310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449857.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter discusses the functional and relational autonomy found by home care aides that allow them to engage in emotional labor “on their own terms.” Aides also find dignity in the fictive ... More


Doing the Dirty Work: The Physical and Emotional Labor of Home Care

Clare L. Stacey

in The Caring Self: The Work Experiences of Home Care Aides

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449857
eISBN:
9780801463310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449857.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter describes in ethnographic detail the nature and intensity (both physical and emotional) of direct care of the elderly and disabled, exploring the constraints facing aides who provide ... More


Introduction: On the Front Lines of Care

Clare L. Stacey

in The Caring Self: The Work Experiences of Home Care Aides

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449857
eISBN:
9780801463310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449857.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the long-term care crisis or the “care gap” in the United States, i.e. the problem of finding sufficient numbers of quality care providers to ... More


Organizing Home Care

Clare L. Stacey

in The Caring Self: The Work Experiences of Home Care Aides

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449857
eISBN:
9780801463310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449857.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter describes the views of home care aides in both California and Ohio towards unions and unionization. Roughly half of the aides in both sites had something to say about unions, while the ... More


The Caring Self: The Work Experiences of Home Care Aides

Clare L. Stacey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449857
eISBN:
9780801463310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449857.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 1.7 million home health aides and personal and home care aides in the United States as of 2008. These home care aides are rapidly ... More


The Costs of Caring

Clare L. Stacey

in The Caring Self: The Work Experiences of Home Care Aides

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449857
eISBN:
9780801463310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449857.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter discusses the inequality in home care, introducing the political, economic, and biographical factors that propel women into paid caregiving. Similar to domestics and nannies, home care ... More


Conclusion: Improving the Conditions of Paid Caregiving

Clare L. Stacey

in The Caring Self: The Work Experiences of Home Care Aides

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449857
eISBN:
9780801463310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449857.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter brings together central claims about identity and inequality in home care and suggests ways that the empirical findings about aides' work experiences might enrich ongoing discussions ... More


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