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Families in transitionSocial change, family formation and kin relationships$
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Nickie Charles

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781861347893

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861347893.001.0001

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Caring families

Caring families

Chapter:
(p.138) (p.139) Six Caring families
Source:
Families in transition
Author(s):

Nickie Charles

Charlotte Aull Davies

Chris Harris

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347893.003.0006

This chapter looks at how family members care for each other and the impact of employment, particularly women's employment, on their ability to do so. It examines how people care for children, older people, and those who are unable to care for themselves, whether temporarily, due to illness, or on a more permanent basis. It also discusses how the connectedness of kin networks varies and how this relates to class and patterns of women's and men's employment.

Keywords:   women's employment, family care, kin networks, gender dimensions, parent care

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