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Migrants' care work in private households, or the strength of bilocal and transnational ties as a last(ing) resource in global migration

Felicitas Hillmann

in Care and social integration in European societies

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346049
eISBN:
9781447301592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346049.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter describes the impact of gender in the global migration debate. Italy and Germany are chosen to highlight the high capacity of migrant strategies to adapt to the needs of an informalised ... More


Democratic caring and global care responsibilities

Joan Tronto

in Ethics of Care: Critical advances in international perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447316510
eISBN:
9781447316534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316510.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Care is in crisis everywhere in the world. Neoliberal policies in wealthier states have cheapened the cost of care at home by privatizing care and importing increasing amounts of care labour. This ... 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


Who Cares?

Nancy S. Jecker

in Ending Midlife Bias: New Values for Old Age

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190949075
eISBN:
9780190949105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949075.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 7 asks who will meet the growing demand for long-term care services as the proportion of care-dependent older adults increases. It explores meeting demand by relying on family caregivers and ... More


The new risk of dependency in old age and (missed) employment opportunities: the Southern Europe model in a comparative perspective

Barbara Da Roit, Amparo González Ferrer, and Francisco Javier Moreno Fuentes

in Ageing in the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447301066
eISBN:
9781447311393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447301066.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

With the ageing of the population, the changing forms of care and the developments in the elderly care labour market become crucial issues. In this respect, the “new risk” of dependency represents a ... More


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