Caring For/caring about: Women, Home Care, and Unpaid Caregiving

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Karen Ruth Grant
University of Toronto Press, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 200 pages
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Women are estimated to comprise nearly 80 per cent of both paid and unpaid care workers, yet their numbers do not coincide with their influence. Caring For/Caring About explores the complex nature of caring in Canadian society today. It examines the current research on women, home care, and unpaid caregiving, and identifies the social conditions under which caregiving is undertaken. The book examines the global and local forces that shape caregiving, as well as the diverse experiences of women who care.

Caring For/Caring About asks how we might create the conditions to make caring possible, for care is, after all, the objective and not the problem.

 

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Contents

One Hundred Years of Caregiving
45
What Research Reveals about Gender Home Care
91
Aboriginal Women and Home Care
147
Womens Experiences of
167
Conclusions
185
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Karen Grant works in the Department of Sociology at the University of Manitoba. She is also a member of the National Network on Environments and Women's Health.

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