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Caring families

Nickie Charles, Charlotte Aull Davies and Chris Harris

in Families in transition

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2008 | ISBN: 9781861347893
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302308 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861347893.003.0006
Caring families

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This chapter looks at how family members care for each other and the impact of employment, particularly women's employment, on their ability to do so. It examines how people care for children, older people, and those who are unable to care for themselves, whether temporarily, due to illness, or on a more permanent basis. It also discusses how the connectedness of kin networks varies and how this relates to class and patterns of women's and men's employment.

Keywords: women's employment; family care; kin networks; gender dimensions; parent care

Chapter.  9256 words. 

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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