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Caring for a living : migrant women, aging citizens, and Italian families

Author: Francesca Degiuli
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press. copyright 2016.
Series: International policy exchange series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Today's world is aging at a great speed, and although people living longer represents one of the greatest achievements of the last century, the extension of life expectancy does not necessarily correspond to 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. Deciding a) who  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francesca Degiuli
ISBN: 9780199989010 019998901X
OCLC Number: 1077703722
Description: 1 vol. (XXVII-185 p.) : carte, ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The changing landscape of eldercare --
The new faces of eldercare --
The Italian case --
The burden of long-term care: its cultural, economic and social aspects --
The shaping of new subjects --
Skilling the unskilled: the multiple dimensions of eldercare --
The bonds of labor --
Concluding thoughts
Series Title: International policy exchange series.
Responsibility: Francesca Degiuli.

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Today's world is aging at a great speed, and although people living longer represents one of the greatest achievements of the last century, the extension of life expectancy does not necessarily correspond to 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. Deciding a) who provides said care, and b) in what forms are key problems that will soon affect a growing number of post-industrial and mid-income countries. Caring for a Living contributes to this debate by exploring the organization of long-term care in Italy, a country already in the midst of an eldercare crisis. There, the answer to this problem has taken the shape of home eldercare assistance, an arrangement whereby long term care services are bought in the market in the form of private and individualized assistance by families sometimes with economic support provided by the State. The providers of these services, commonly known as "badanti" (minders), are, for the most part, immigrant women coming from different areas of the world for whom the state has made special provisions in terms of immigration law. By analyzing the emergence and development of this arrangement and the role that the state, Italian families, and the workers themselves play in shaping and in defining it, this text provides timely insights on the nature of long-term care and its requirements, on the specific needs of families facing this issue, on the changing role of the neoliberal State, and on the ways in which global political and economic processes influence and shape an apparently individually based solution to long-term care. In addition, by focusing on home eldercare assistance as an occupation, Caring for a Living provides a deeper understanding of: the tasks involved; the discrepancies between what is deemed worthy of pay and what is not; who is doing the job and why; and the ways in which gender and racial relations are produced, negotiated, and challenged among the workers, the employers, and the elders themselves.

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