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Caring for a Living: Migrant Women, Aging Citizens, and Italian Families

Francesca Degiuli

Abstract

The world of today is aging and is doing so at a great speed. People are living longer and this represents one of the greatest achievements of the past century, but often an extension of life expectancy does not correspond with an extension of healthy lives. Aging populations, particularly those with a high percentage of oldest old, are often burdened with chronic conditions that require extended long-term care. Who is going to provide this care and in what forms are key problems that will soon affect a growing number of postindustrial and mid-income countries. This book explores the organizat ... More

Keywords: aging, long-term care for the elders, care work, immigration, welfare state, globalization, gender, race/ethnic relations, families

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199989010
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989010.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Francesca Degiuli, author
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, CUNY, College of Staten Island