Theories of Carework

Theories of Carework - Theories of Carework 1 Carework and...

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Theories of Carework 1. Carework and GNP Mostly inspired by feminists and economists. The economy needs paid and unpaid labor for subsistence Work the women do is unpaid and leaves out a huge part of the economy Care Work should be included in the Gross National Product - GNP P498 – Care Work definition The quality of care work depends on the motivation of the worker which is often based on love. Care worker expected to provide love and labor Recipients of care work are often not in a position to say what they need Most care work is unpaid. Most is domestic and in the home (article written by England – is about the unpaid woman entering into the formal market place). Now care work in home is being outsourced – like eating out – is a form of outsourcing care that used to happen in the home, now it is taken out of the home and is now being paid for in the market place for a wage instead of being unpaid in the home. The people who did it unpaid in the home are now being paid a wage to do the same caring work outside of the home. Instead of doing it for their families, they are doing it for strangers Most of the growth is the outsourcing positions now done as paid jobs outside the home Paid/unpaid care work is still considered a woman’s job – they are best suited
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