In the U.S., care for chronically dependent people is done mostly by family and friends, with only sporadic community support. Though such unpaid caregiving work--the bulk of it performed by women--constitutes an enormous subsidy to the national welfare, the contribution is undervalued, and the negative practical consequences for caregivers seldom recognized.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Second opinion (Park Ridge, Ill.)|
|State||Published - Oct 1993|
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