Caring Across Generations

Linked Lives: Care and Emotion Work of Children of Immigrants This study is rooted in the theoretical concept of ... lens to examine families across generations, the various processes that link generations for immigrants and their ...

Caring Across Generations

More than 1.3 million Korean Americans live in the United States, the majority of them foreign-born immigrants and their children, the so-called 1.5 and second generations. While many sons and daughters of Korean immigrants outwardly conform to the stereotyped image of the upwardly mobile, highly educated super-achiever, the realities and challenges that the children of Korean immigrants face in their adult lives as their immigrant parents grow older and confront health issues that are far more complex. In Caring Across Generations, Grace J. Yoo and Barbara W. Kim explore how earlier experiences helping immigrant parents navigate American society have prepared Korean American children for negotiating and redefining the traditional gender norms, close familial relationships, and cultural practices that their parents expect them to adhere to as they reach adulthood. Drawing on in-depth interviews with 137 second and 1.5 generation Korean Americans, Yoo & Kim explore issues such as their childhood experiences, their interpreted cultural traditions and values in regards to care and respect for the elderly, their attitudes and values regarding care for aging parents, their observations of parents facing retirement and life changes, and their experiences with providing care when parents face illness or the prospects of dying. A unique study at the intersection of immigration and aging, Caring Across Generations provides a new look at the linked lives of immigrants and their families, and the struggles and triumphs that they face over many generations.

Care Across Generations

Studies in the United States, for instance, have examined the health toll of caregiving for key relatives caring for ill ... Mary Alice Scott has argued that the women of the grandparent generation who provide care in families following ...

Care Across Generations

Global inequalities make it difficult for parents in developing nations to provide for their children. Some determine that migration in search of higher wages is their only hope. Many studies have looked at how migration transforms the child–parent relationship. But what happens to other generational relationships when mothers migrate? Care Across Generations takes a close look at grandmother care in Nicaraguan transnational families, examining both the structural and gendered inequalities that motivate migration and caregiving as well as the cultural values that sustain intergenerational care. Kristin E. Yarris broadens the transnational migrant story beyond the parent–child relationship, situating care across generations and embedded within the kin networks in sending countries. Rather than casting the consequences of women's migration in migrant sending countries solely in terms of a "care deficit," Yarris shows how intergenerational reconfigurations of care serve as a resource for the wellbeing of children and other family members who stay behind after transnational migration. Moving our perspective across borders and over generations, Care Across Generations shows the social and moral value of intergenerational care for contemporary transnational families.

A Comedian and an Activist Walk into a Bar

Caring Across Generations: Empowering Invisible Voices In 2011, when social justice leader Ai-jen Poo co-founded Caring Across Generations, an advocacy effort that aims to ensure human rights protections and fair wages for millions of ...

A Comedian and an Activist Walk into a Bar

Comedy is a powerful contemporary source of influence and information. In the still-evolving digital era, the opportunity to consume and share comedy has never been as available. And yet, despite its vast cultural imprint, comedy is a little-understood vehicle for serious public engagement in urgent social justice issues – even though humor offers frames of hope and optimism that can encourage participation in social problems. Moreover, in the midst of a merger of entertainment and news in the contemporary information ecology, and a decline in perceptions of trust in government and traditional media institutions, comedy may be a unique force for change in pressing social justice challenges. Comedians who say something serious about the world while they make us laugh are capable of mobilizing the masses, focusing a critical lens on injustices, and injecting hope and optimism into seemingly hopeless problems. By combining communication and social justice frameworks with contemporary comedy examples, authors Caty Borum Chattoo and Lauren Feldman show us how comedy can help to serve as a vehicle of change. Through rich case studies, audience research, and interviews with comedians and social justice leaders and strategists, A Comedian and an Activist Walk Into a Bar: The Serious Role of Comedy in Social Justice explains how comedy – both in the entertainment marketplace and as cultural strategy – can engage audiences with issues such as global poverty, climate change, immigration, and sexual assault, and how activists work with comedy to reach and empower publics in the networked, participatory digital media age.

Families Caring Across Borders

Transnational migration processes Viewing transnational migration from the standpoint of the life course as a whole allows us to see how the exchange of care fluctuates throughout the life cycle, both within and across generations ...

Families Caring Across Borders

This is an ethnographic account of the transnational caregiving experiences and practices of Australian migrants and refugees, caring for their elderly parents in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and New Zealand. It describes how people respond to unprecedented mobility (both voluntary and forced), globalized job markets and an ageing population.

Unfinished Business

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Unfinished Business

Includes a new afterword by the author • “Slaughter’s gift for illuminating large issues through everyday human stories is what makes this book so necessary for anyone who wants to be both a leader at work and a fully engaged parent at home.”—Arianna Huffington NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST, NPR, AND THE ECONOMIST When Anne-Marie Slaughter accepted her dream job as the first female director of policy planning at the U.S. State Department in 2009, she was confident she could juggle the demands of her position in Washington, D.C., with the responsibilities of her family life in suburban New Jersey. Her husband and two young sons encouraged her to pursue the job; she had a tremendously supportive boss, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; and she had been moving up on a high-profile career track since law school. But then life intervened. Parenting needs caused her to make a decision to leave the State Department and return to an academic career that gave her more time for her family. The reactions to her choice to leave Washington because of her kids led her to question the feminist narrative she grew up with. Her subsequent article for The Atlantic, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” created a firestorm, sparked intense national debate, and became one of the most-read pieces in the magazine’s history. Since that time, Anne-Marie Slaughter has pushed forward, breaking free of her long-standing assumptions about work, life, and family. Though many solutions have been proposed for how women can continue to break the glass ceiling or rise above the “motherhood penalty,” women at the top and the bottom of the income scale are further and further apart. Now, in her refreshing and forthright voice, Anne-Marie Slaughter returns with her vision for what true equality between men and women really means, and how we can get there. She uncovers the missing piece of the puzzle, presenting a new focus that can reunite the women’s movement and provide a common banner under which both men and women can advance and thrive. With moving personal stories, individual action plans, and a broad outline for change, Anne-Marie Slaughter reveals a future in which all of us can finally finish the business of equality for women and men, work and family. “I’m confident that you will be left with Anne-Marie’s hope and optimism that we can change our points of view and policies so that both men and women can fully participate in their families and use their full talents on the job.”—Hillary Rodham Clinton

Entertainment Education Behind the Scenes

Caring Across Generations and the National Domestic Workers Alliance both employ cultural strategists to direct their narrative strategy work in collaboration with Hollywood and as self-distributing entertainment producers.

Entertainment Education Behind the Scenes

This Open Access book tracks the latest trends in the theory, research, and practice of entertainment-education, the field of communication that incorporates social change messaging into entertaining media. Sometimes called edutainment, social impact television, narrative persuasion, or cultural strategy, this approach to social and behavior change communication offers new opportunities including transmedia and digital formats. However, making media can be a chaotic process. The realities of working in the field and the rigid structures of scholarly evaluation often act as barriers to honest accounts of entertainment-education practice. In this collection of essays, experienced practitioners offer unique insight into how entertainment-education works and present a balanced view of its potential pitfalls. This book gives readers an opportunity to learn from the successes and mistakes of the experts, taking a behind-the-scenes look at the business of making entertainment-education media.

The squeezed middle

The Caring Across Generations coalition is now campaigning for states to be required to set up intermediaries, and enable workers to bargain with the state if a majority so chooses. Career ladders and training The second campaign area ...

The squeezed middle

As wages stagnate but living costs keep rising, the pressure on working people grows more intense. The issue of living standards has become one of the most urgent challenges for politicians in both Britain and America. 'The squeezed middle' brings together experts from both sides of the Atlantic to ask what the UK can learn from the US. American workers have not benefited from growth for an entire generation - the average American worker earned no more in 2009 than in 1975. Now British workers are undergoing a similar experience. No longer can they assume that when the economy grows their wages will grow with it. This collection brings together for the first time leading economic and policy thinkers to analyse the impact of different policies on those on low-to middle incomes and to explain what lessons the UK can learn from America's 'lost generation'. This timely book is essential reading for everyone concerned about the living standards crisis, an issue which could decide elections as well as shaping the future for millions of working families.

Child and Youth Care across Sectors Volume 2

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Child and Youth Care across Sectors  Volume 2

Child and Youth Care across Sectors aims to reflect the changing field by capturing a diverse array of themes and issues through an inclusive framework. In Volume 2, the contributors continue the discussion on sectors and contexts of child and youth care, with an emphasis on giving space and voice to different ways of thinking about and describing the field. Focusing on acknowledging and confronting the complex issues within child and youth care, this new volume includes groundbreaking chapters on pertinent topics from homelessness to immigration, antiracism, African-centred praxis, and Indigenous ways of being. Expanding from the first volume, this text explores additional settings of child and youth care, including hospitals, schools, day treatment programs, and the complicated youth criminal justice sector. As the field of child and youth care continues to evolve, this timely and thought-provoking text will be vital for students, scholars, and practitioners in child and youth care, in Canada and abroad. FEATURES: - Incorporates discussions on Canada’s northern provinces and territories,specifically Labrador and Nunavut, in child and youth care contexts and regions typically neglected in the field - Includes chapters centering Indigenous ways of being and thinking, written by Indigenous scholars

Care Across Generations

Kristin E. Yarris broadens the transnational migrant story beyond the parent-child relationship, situating care across generations and embedded within the kin networks in sending countries.

Care Across Generations


The Age of Dignity

As Poo has said, “Care is the strategy and the solution toward a better future for all of us.” “Every American should read this slender book.

The Age of Dignity

One of Time’s 100 most influential people “shines a new light on the need for a holistic approach to caregiving in America . . . Timely and hopeful” (Maria Shriver). In The Age of Dignity, thought leader and activist Ai-jen Poo offers a wake-up call about the statistical reality that will affect us all: Fourteen percent of our population is now over sixty-five; by 2030 that ratio will be one in five. In fact, our fastest-growing demographic is the eighty-five-plus age group—over five million people now, a number that is expected to more than double in the next twenty years. This change presents us with a new challenge: how we care for and support quality of life for the unprecedented numbers of older Americans who will need it. Despite these daunting numbers, Poo has written a profoundly hopeful book, giving us a glimpse into the stories and often hidden experiences of the people—family caregivers, older people, and home care workers—whose lives will be directly shaped and reshaped in this moment of demographic change. The Age of Dignity outlines a road map for how we can become a more caring nation, providing solutions for fixing our fraying safety net while also increasing opportunities for women, immigrants, and the unemployed in our workforce. As Poo has said, “Care is the strategy and the solution toward a better future for all of us.” “Every American should read this slender book. With luck, it will be the future for all of us.” —Gloria Steinem “Positive and inclusive.” —The New York Times “A big-hearted book [that] seeks to transform our dismal view of aging and caregiving.” —Ms. magazine

Adult Intergenerational Relations

Initial analysis of the data also indicate that while , like the other patterns , tensions do arise in the distribution of caregiving responsibilities across generations in families , the G3f's family's positive involvement in the life ...

Adult Intergenerational Relations


Social Gerontology

The increase in caregiving among grandparents thus often reflects differential opportunities of socioeconomic class ... For African American grandparents , this may reflect a long tradition of caring across generations that has its ...

Social Gerontology

Presents the diversity of the aging experience and the older population in an interdisciplinary manner. Reviews major demographic, historical, and cross-cultural changes and their implications for the field of social gerontology, then looks at biological, physiological, and psychological changes of

The New Generations of Europeans

In the EU15 , four countries — Denmark , Finland , The Netherlands and Sweden - deviate from the general pattern of majority support for family care across generations . In Denmark , The Netherlands and Sweden , the elderly seem to ...

The New Generations of Europeans

First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Intergenerational Perceptions of Family Care

The aging of the baby boomer (BB) generation (1946-1965) presents unique challenges for those planning future care contexts.

Intergenerational Perceptions of Family Care

The aging of the baby boomer (BB) generation (1946-1965) presents unique challenges for those planning future care contexts. Limited research has examined anticipated care perspectives of both BBs and adult children (AC). Drawing upon a critical life course perspective, this study aims to: (1) examine family care perceptions of BBs as future care recipients and non-dyadic AC of BBs as potential caregivers; and (2) explore perceived societal supports for family caregivers. Two focus groups of BBs (n=10) and two of AC (n=9) were conducted between January and March 2020. Thematic analyses revealed congruent and non-congruent generational viewpoints within four overarching themes: individual outlooks, social locations, and proximity; family preservation/care norms; perceived aging realities and plans; and negotiating contemporary care. Analyses also identified perceived systemic gaps and opportunities in community supports for aging families. Findings are discussed in relation to supporting those giving and receiving care across generations.

Health Care Ethics

Intergenerational justice demands care across , within , and beyond generations . A strong assertion of obligations between generations ; requirements for young and old to care each for the other ; the necessity of a social framework ...

Health Care Ethics

Prepare your students for the ethical challenges they will confront in their future careers. With Health Care Ethics your students will get practice guidelines for resolving difficult ethical decisions. The text also discusses insightful issues relating to human cloning, challenges posed by today's DNA-based prognostic tools, physician-assisted death and euthanasia, domestic violence, the rights of women and reproductive freedom, outcomes research, multicultural and international challenges to medical ethics, plus much more.

World Economic and Social Survey

Such technologies include eldercare robots , elder - centred websites , communication devices and intelligent ... ageing of the population have resulted in formidable challenges to the provision of care across generations The changes in ...

World Economic and Social Survey


Development in an Ageing World

Such technologies include eldercare robots , elder - centred websites , communication devices and intelligent ... ageing of the population have resulted in formidable challenges to the provision of care across generations The changes in ...

Development in an Ageing World

Greater longevity is an indicator of human progress in general. Increased life expectancy and lower fertility rates are changing the population structure worldwide in a major way: the proportion of older persons is rapidly increasing, a process known as population ageing. The process is inevitable and is already advanced in developed countries and progressing quite rapidly in developing ones. The 2007 Survey analyses the implications of population ageing for social and economic development around the world, while recognising that it offers both challenges and opportunities. Among the most pressing issues is that arising from the prospect of a smaller labour force having to support an increasingly larger older population. Paralleling increased longevity are the changes in intergenerational relationships that may affect the provision of care and income security for older persons, particularly in developing countries where family transfers play a major role. At the same time, it is also necessary for societies to fully recognise and better harness the productive and social contributions that older persons can make but are in many instances prevented from making. The Survey argues that the challenges are not insurmountable, but that societies everywhere need to put in place the policies required to confront those challenges effectively and to ensure an adequate standard of living for each of their members, while respecting and promoting the contribution and participation of all.

Care and Community in Modern Society

Chapter Nine — featuring Eliezer David Jaffe's discussion of free loan associations in Israel — is the first of three chapters on religious faith as a mobilizing framework of consciousness for transmitting care across generations .

Care and Community in Modern Society

The editors examine six key topics, including: how family upbringing influences the development of individuals who provide service to their communities; the types of institutions most likely to teach and transmit caring traditions; and the kinds of public policies that promote caring, service, and generosity. The book offers insightful analysis of how these factors interrelate and affect the ability of members of society to transmit caring traditions.

Something about the Author

Home at Miss Dessa's , Booklist reviewer Hazel Rochman called the book a " warm , autobiographical account of caring across generations , ” while Catherine Threadgill , reviewing Dance Y'All for School Library Journal , wrote that ...

Something about the Author

Covers individuals ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources, and photographs.

Transcultural Health Care

Some experimentation with non - Amish dress and behavior among Amish teenagers is tolerated during this period of relative ... of family care include maintaining freindschaft ties , bonding family members together intergenerationally ...

Transcultural Health Care

Now nurses and other healthcare professionals can perform cultural assessments of patients and their families from any cultural group encountered in nursing practice, using the Purnell Model for Cultural Competence presented in this book. This unique model will help you learn to examine cultures according to the twelve cultural domains.