Care Work: The Quest for Security

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International Labour Organization, 2001 - Social Science - 261 pages
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This insightful volume argues that care workers ?those looking after children, the elderly, and people with disabilities ?require security similar to any other group of workers. It provides a valuable overview and analysis of care work as a relevant social policy phenomenon in industrialized and developing countries around the world, while exploring pivotal questions such as how provisions for care are made, who is to benefit, and who is to pay.

 

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Contents

Introduction Mary Daly and Guy Standing
1
Overcoming insecurity and neglect Guy Standing
15
Care policies in Western Europe Mary Daly
33
Legitimizing care work and the issue
57
The case of India
79
Child care as public policy in Brazil Bila Sorj
105
Social support for homebased care in the Russian
125
Child and elder
143
Innovations in the Netherlands Trudie Knijn
159
Accounting for care in the United States Nancy Folbre
175
The carers
195
An example from Ireland
211
A Los Angeles
219
Bibliography
235
Index
253
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About the author (2001)

Mary Daly is Professor of Sociology at the School of Sociology and Social Polciy at Queen's University Belfast. Her previous works include The Gender Division of Welfare.

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