Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Cultures of careBiographies of carers in Britain and the two Germanies$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Prue Chamberlayne

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9781861341662

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861341662.001.0001

Show Summary Details

East Germany – the push out of the home

East Germany – the push out of the home

(p.57) three East Germany – the push out of the home
Cultures of care

Prue Chamberlayne

Annette King

Policy Press

This chapter examines the system of informal care in East Germany. It describes five caring situations, three dating from many years before the unification and two which began in the turmoil of that period. It suggests that all these five sets of caring arrangements and strategies were strongly framed by German Democratic Republic (GDR) society. The interviews with welfare personnel and the case studies reveal the hopes and fears East Germans brought by unification.

Keywords:   informal care, East Germany, unification, caring arrangements, GDR, welfare personnel, case studies

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.