"Daughter Care," or Emotional Labor
May 12, 2017 3:13 AM Subscribe
“The best long-term care insurance in our country is a conscientious daughter..." "Though men do provide some caregiving for older family members with dementia, the burden is not shared equally," experts say. Per the cited article (paywalled), "The mainstay of treatment is functional support, and 83% of caregiving comes from unpaid sources: family. The average person with dementia requires 171 hours of care per month, which is more than 100 hours more care per month than those without dementia (mean of 66 hours per month)." Similarly, the Guardian looks at aging and health support for childless couples and childless women, encouraging a more active role of the state.
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