The Effects of Caring for the Elderly and Infirm on Women’s Employment

  • Audrey Hunt
Part of the Warwick Studies in Employment book series (WSE)


Present government policy is directed towards providing care for the elderly and infirm by the community, as distinct from increasing the contribution made by national and local government services. The inadequacies of these government services at present have been shown by many studies over the last twenty years, including some official surveys (Harris, 1968 and 1971; Hunt, 1970 and 1978). The effect of current government policy will therefore be to place even heavier burdens on the shoulders of the families, in particular the women in the families, of the infirm and elderly.


Caring Responsibility Question Wording Employment Group Employment Pattern Present Chapter 
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© Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick 1988

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  • Audrey Hunt

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