Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Public discussion of population aging usually focuses on the financial burden that increasingly elderly populations will impose on younger generations. Scholars give much less attention to who does the actual work of day-to-day care for those no longer able to care for themselves; and although women are the majority among the elderly, little is heard about gender differences in economic resources or the need for care. This volume is dedicated to giving gender - and a full range of social and cultural differences - their rightful place in these discussions. The authors address, amongst other issues: * the worldwide dilemmas of eldercare * the structure of income and care provisions for older populations * the role of family, marital status, and class in these provisions * the impact of polices affecting retirement age * the role of social insurance in preventing poverty among elderly women. The essays included address these topics in a myriad of geographical contexts, including South Africa, the US, Palestine, Australia, South Korea, Spain, Germany, and Sweden. The concerns highlighted here also remind us that whether through individual families or social insurance, through family caregivers or paid help, the oldest generation will continue to depend on adults of working age for its well-being. This book was previously published as a special issue of Feminist Economics.

Buy Warm Hands in Cold Age book by Nancy Folbre from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415396769
ISBN-10: 041539676X
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Pages: 214
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Warm Hands in Cold Age book by Nancy Folbre and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Author Nancy Folbre

Valuing Children by Nancy Folbre

Valuing Children

Paperback, March 2010
Greed, Lust and Gender by Nancy Folbre

Greed, Lust and Gender

Hardback, October 2009
Field Guide to the U.S. Economy by Nancy Folbre

Field Guide to the U.S. Economy

Paperback, January 2006
Family Time by Nancy Folbre

Family Time

Paperback, February 2004