Released on 1999Categories Family & Relationships

Work and Caring for the Elderly

Work and Caring for the Elderly

Author: Viola M. Lechner

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 087630997X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 246

View: 155

"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.
Released on 2020-04-02Categories

Women, Work and Care of the Elderly

Women, Work and Care of the Elderly

Author: ELIZABETH A.. MEARS WATSON (JANE.)

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138359165

Category:

Page: 214

View: 684

First published in 1999, this book is based on social policy research, taking a particular view of the nature of social policy, one that focuses on the direct impact of all public policies on the welfare of citizens and which defines policy as inclusive of all areas of policy development and implementation. The view of policy which clients and customers provide is thus a significant dimension of social policy. The research is one of the few studies which focuses specifically on carers who are also in the paid work force and want to remain in paid work and to fulfil their caring responsibilities. An overriding concern of the research is how workplaces, government policy and community attitudes can be changed to foster a better and more supportive environment for workers who are caring. The research points to the need to change workplace policies and organisational cultures to confer legitimacy on the felt obligation and responsibility to care for older relatives. The responsibility of employers are explored and the knowledge, competencies and time management skills demonstrated in unpaid caring work are found to match the 'skill get' generally required of a modern manager, thereby offering important lessons for employer and employee alike.
Released on 2014-03-15Categories Social Science

Work and care under pressure

Work and care under pressure

Author: Blanche le Bihan

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048519163

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 908

European states representing different welfare regimes are experiencing tensions between changes in the labour market and the caring responsibilities of the households. This book contributes to the analysis of these tensions by focusing on carers "under pressure", who have to juggle work and caring responsibilities. The authors investigate care arrangements set up by working parents of young children and of adults who hold a job while caring for their elderly relatives. Drawing on evidence from six European countries, they combines policy and family levels of analysis. This timely investigation of the generations of men and women who take care of young children or/and elderly relatives while earning a living, is an essential resource for researchers, scholars and policymakers.
Released on 2017-09-25Categories Business & Economics

Working Couples Caring for Children and Aging Parents

Working Couples Caring for Children and Aging Parents

Author: Margaret B. Neal

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781351536370

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 641

As the baby boomer generation approaches midlife, many dual-earner couples are struggling with issues of simultaneously caring for children while tending to aging parents. This timely book uncovers the circumstances faced by these workers, known as the “sandwiched generation”, and identifies what they need in order to fulfill their work and family responsibilities. Authors Margaret B. Neal and Leslie B. Hammer suggest the workplace as an arena for change, proposing that it adapt to the situations of today’s workers by providing flexibility and understanding the needs and priorities of families. Based on a four-year national study funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Working Couples Caring for Children and Aging Parents examines: employer and governmental initiatives affecting work and family life in the United States; supports provided to working caregivers in countries other than the United States; the effects of being “sandwiched” on work-family fit, well-being, and work; and changes in work and family roles and outcomes over time. This book will interest a broad audience, including students, policymakers, family care practitioners, IO psychologists, work-life professionals, gerontologists, sociologists, human resource managers, and occupational health psychologists.
Released on 1999Categories Family & Relationships

Work and Caring for the Elderly

Work and Caring for the Elderly

Author: Viola M. Lechner

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0876309961

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 246

View: 788

"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.
Released on 2011-06-14Categories Social Science

Care Between Work and Welfare in European Societies

Care Between Work and Welfare in European Societies

Author: B. Pfau-Effinger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230307612

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

View: 408

This book provides insights into the theoretical framework of 'tensions' related to care for children and the elderly. It analyzes if, and under what conditions, welfare state reforms have contributed to strengthening existing tensions, creating new tensions, or relaxing such tensions.
Released on 2014-10-15Categories Political Science

Combining Paid Work and Family Care

Combining Paid Work and Family Care

Author: Kröger, Teppo

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447320470

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 466

As populations age around the world, increasing efforts are required from both families and governments to secure care and support for older and disabled people.At the same time both women and men are expected to increase and lengthen their participation in paid work, which makes combining caring and working a burning issue for social and employment policy and economic sustainability. International discussion about the reconciliation of work and care has previously focused mostly on childcare. Combining paid work and family care widens the debate, bringing into discussion the experiences of those providing support to their partners, older relatives and disabled or seriously ill children. The book analyses the situations of these working carers in Nordic, liberal and East Asian welfare systems. Highlighting what can be learned from individual experiences, the book analyses the changing welfare and labour market policies which shape the lives of working carers in Finland, Sweden, Australia, England, Japan and Taiwan.
Released on 1993-02-01Categories Social Science

Balancing Work and Caregiving for Children, Adults, and Elders

Balancing Work and Caregiving for Children, Adults, and Elders

Author: Margaret B. Neal

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452253619

Category: Social Science

Page: 303

View: 708

Exploring how caregivers juggle their responsibilities of work and family, the authors of this volume suggest that dependant care needs to be addressed as a corporate, family and community concern. Drawing from literature as well as from their own extensive research, they present a thorough investigation of the stress factors experienced by workers caught between the frequently conflicting demands of these two roles. Policies, benefits and services reviewed range from approaches that intervene in the caregiving process to those that change the world of work with such alternatives as flexible working hours, child-care facilities and tax credits for dependant care.
Released on 2018-12-20Categories Psychology

Work Stress

Work Stress

Author: Chris Peterson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351840576

Category: Psychology

Page: 285

View: 792

Sociologists and health experts from the U.K., Scandinavia, Australia, and the U.S. discuss issues surrounding stress in the workplace, including its causes and ways in which jobs can be designed to minimize it. The book is intended for professionals and students in occupational health and safety.