Work and Caring for the Elderly: International Perspectives

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Viola M. Lechner, Margaret B. Neal
Psychology Press, 1999 - Family & Relationships - 246 pages
Families throughout the world are experiencing unprecedented changes in their domestic and employment responsibilities. Namely, more women work than ever before and more elders are in need of care from their family members. Families' responsibilities are growing at a time when governments, unions, and work organizations are experiencing unprecedented economic pressures as a result of globalization and social pressures brought about by the aging of their populations. Work and Caring for the Elderly directly addresses the pressing issues of this worldwide dilemma by examining how 11 geographically dispersed countries in various stages of economic and social development are responding to this challenging problem. Educators, researchers, voters, governmental representatives, business leaders, union leaders, and advocacy/political interest groups in all countries will find this a valuable resource that can help them develop cost-effective, humane public and workplace approaches for assisting employed women and men who are also informal caregivers of elders.

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Viola M Lechner and Margaret B Neal
1
Chapter A Anne MartinMatthews
11
Monika Reichert and Gerhard Naegele
29
Strengths and Weaknesses of Supports
38
References
44
Jenny Brodsky and Brenda Morginstin
68
Chapter O Masako 1shiiKuntz
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Chapter O Viola M Lechner and Margaret B Neal
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Ursula Karsch and Corina Karsch
143
0 Raquel Bialik
160
lris
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A Caroline Njuki
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3 Viola M Lechner
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