ERIC Number: EJ886111
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
Trends Impacting Public Policy Support for Caregiving Families
Singer, George H. S.; Biegel, David E.; Ethridge, Brandy L.
Journal of Family Social Work, v13 n3 p191-207 2010
Public policy aimed at supporting the caregiving capacity of families has risen to prominence on the public agenda in the United States. Initiatives at the state and federal levels have created some initial services. Three trends that are pushing the issue of family caregiving to the surface are discussed, including large-scale social, demographic, and economic changes. The pressures on women from increased caregiving demands are discussed, along with the taken-for-granted cultural value placed on the home as a locus of care for family members who need assistance with common daily activities. Experiments at the state level with consumer-directed care and capitated wrap-around services are described. The authors argue that support for caregiving families is likely to remain a prominent concern of the public and policy makers for the foreseeable future.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Public Policy, Trend Analysis, Values, Caregivers, Social Change, Economic Factors, Family Relationship, Services, Females, Welfare Services
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: United States