By 0,Nancy Folbre,Lois Shaw,Agneta Stark
Public dialogue of inhabitants getting older frequently makes a speciality of the monetary burden that more and more aged populations will impose on more youthful generations. students supply less cognizance to who does the particular paintings of daily take care of these now not capable of take care of themselves; and even supposing ladies are the bulk one of the aged, little is heard approximately gender adjustments in financial assets or the necessity for care. This quantity is devoted to giving gender - and an entire variety of social and cultural variations - their rightful position in those discussions. The authors tackle, among different issues:
- the around the globe dilemmas of eldercare
- the constitution of source of revenue and care provisions for older populations
- the function of family members, marital prestige, and sophistication in those provisions
- the effect of polices affecting retirement age
- the function of social coverage in combating poverty between aged women.
The essays incorporated handle those themes in a myriad of geographical contexts, together with South Africa, the U.S., Palestine, Australia, South Korea, Spain, Germany, and Sweden. the troubles highlighted the following additionally remind us that no matter if via person households or social coverage, via relatives caregivers or paid aid, the oldest new release will proceed to rely on adults of operating age for its well-being.
This publication was once formerly released as a unique factor of Feminist Economics.
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