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Gender Issues in Care Giving
Gender issues in care giving
AmritaBagga
Introduction

The phenomenal growth of older populations around the world in the second-half of the past century is indicative of major human achievements in that period. At the same time, this rapidly increasing number of older persons represents a social phenomenon without a historical precedent. Population aging is a phenomenon that is here to stay, one that will be more acutely felt with the passage of time. Its repercussions are wide-ranging and manifold. From among the several consequences, the trend of providing care to a large number of older persons causes serious concern.

Family: The Provider of Care

Historically, when an older person was in need of care, most often it was provided by the family. Past levels of ...

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