By Eileen Boris,Jennifer Klein
For many years, those front-line caregivers worked within the shadows of a welfare kingdom that formed the stipulations of the career. Disparate, usually chaotic courses for domestic care, which allowed needy, aged, and disabled humans to prevent institutionalization, traditionally paid poverty wages to the African American and immigrant girls who constituted the vast majority of the exertions strength. but policymakers and welfare directors associated discourses of dependence and independence-claiming that such jobs could finish consumers' and employees' "dependence" at the nation and supply a price ticket to fiscal independence. The background of domestic care illuminates the fractured evolution of the trendy American welfare country because the New Deal and its race, gender, and sophistication fissures. It unearths why there's no sufficient long term care in America.
Caring for America is far greater than a background of social coverage, even if; it's also a couple of robust modern social circulation. on the entrance and middle of the narrative are the workers-poor ladies of color-who have challenged the racial, social, and financial stigmas embedded within the procedure. Caring for America strains the intertwined, occasionally conflicting seek of care services and receivers for dignity, self-determination, and protection. It highlights the senior citizen and self sufficient residing routine; the civil rights organizing of ladies on welfare and household employees; the battles of public region unions; and the unionization of well-being and repair employees. It rethinks the thoughts of the U.S. exertions stream when it comes to a starting to be care paintings financial system. eventually, it makes a strong argument that care is a easy correct for all and that care paintings advantages a residing wage.
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Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State by Eileen Boris,Jennifer Klein