Understanding Care Relationships and Contexts

Friday, 20 July 2018: 10:30-12:20
RC11 Sociology of Aging (host committee)

Language: English

Around the globe population aging is heightening demands for care work placing pressure on formal and informal care systems alike. While the vast majority of care continues to be provided by family, friends, and neighbors and is unpaid, there is growing demand for formal long-term care services. Typically, use of these services does not signal the end of unpaid care work and frequently paid and unpaid care work interface. Regardless of setting, care relationships are dynamic and take place within and are shaped by a myriad of factors (e.g. policy, regulatory, social-cultural, historical, organizational, and geographical) affecting care recipients and those providing care. The proposed session will focus on care work both paid and unpaid, and its interface. Papers will emphasize the influence of multi-level factors on understanding care arrangements, processes, and experiences. Research investigating the interplay between individual circumstances, care networks, settings and systems, as well as cultural and societal contexts is especially welcome.
Session Organizers:
Candace KEMP, Georgia State University, USA and Jennifer Craft MORGAN, Georgia State University, USA
Oral Presentations
A Critical Exploration of Unwanted Sexual Attention in Residential Long-Term Care Homes
Alisa GRIGOROVICH, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada; Pia KONTOS, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - University Health Network, Canada
Caregiving and Paid Work Among Midlife Women in Japan
Saeko KIKUZAWA, Hosei University, Japan; Ryotaro UEMURA, Keio University, Japan
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