Women and the work of caring.

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-25
Number of pages15
JournalSecond opinion (Park Ridge, Ill.)
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 1993
Externally publishedYes

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