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Social Science Women's Studies

Caring For/Caring About

Women, Home Care, and Unpaid Caregiving

edited by Karen R. Grant, Carol Amaratunga, Pat Armstrong, Madeline Boscoe, Ann Pederson & Kay Willson

University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2004
Women's Studies, Health Care Issues, Health Care Delivery, Volunteer Work
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Women are estimated to comprise nearly 80 per cent of both paid and unpaid care workers, yet their numbers do not coincide with their influence. span style=""font-style: italic;"">Caring For/Caring About explores the complex nature of caring in Canadian society today. It examines the current research on women, home care and unpaid caregiving, and identifies the social conditions under which caregiving is undertaken. The book examines the global and local forces that shape caregiving, as well as the diverse experiences of women who care.

span style=""font-style: italic;"">Caring For/Caring About asks how we might create the conditions to make caring possible, for care is, after all, the objective and not the problem.

About the authors

Karen Grant works in the Department of Sociology at the University of Manitoba. She is also a member of the National Network on Environments and Women's Health.

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Carol Amartunga holds the University of Ottawa Chair in Women`s Health. She is also a former member from the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women`s Health.

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Pat Armstrong is a Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at York University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She is the author of numerous books and articles in health and gender and has held a Canada Health Services Research Foundation/Canadian Institute of Health Research Chair in Health Services.

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Madeline Boscoe is a member from the Canadian Women`s Health Network.

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Ann Pederson is the Director of Population Health Promotion at BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre. She worked for over 17 years at the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health and is currently completing a doctorate at the University of British Columbia in sex, gender, and health promotion.

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Kay Willson is a program coordinator for the Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence. She also teaches as a sessional lecturer in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Saskatchewan.

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