Sustaining employment and caregiving

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Care is essential for social life but it no longer fits into contemporary life as it did in the past. This paper provides an international overview of the current impasse concerning those who are employed and seek to provide care, canvassing current and future possibilities for finding a way through the existing conflicts. With a particular focus on the issues that emerge regarding support of older (aged) care recipients, the paper first considers the demographic, economic and democratic and governmental policy causes of the current problems. It then examines the emerging care gap expressed through the joint crisis of informal and formal care. The final section considers the solutions proposed to help re-embed care in the societies of the 21st century. These include developments related to the workplace and employment, as well as solutions concerned with providing extra services, expanding the care workforce, paying family caregivers and using technology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKeeping Older Workers In Labour Force and Caring For a Family Member
Subtitle of host publicationCan We Be in Two Places At Once?
EditorsJane Barratt
Place of PublicationToronto
PublisherInternational Federation on Ageing
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventFestival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging and Technology - Toronto
Duration: 5 Jun 20118 Jun 2011


ConferenceFestival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging and Technology


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