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Family Care and Social Capital: Transitions in Informal Care

Authors: Barrett, Patrick, Hale, Beatrice, Butler, Mary

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  • Caregiving situations at different life course stages
  • Focus on key moments of vulnerability faced by family and informal caregivers
  • Focus on facilitating the development of social capital
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Becoming a caregiver is increasingly an inevitable experience for many people and, therefore, a likely life transition. Drawing on research and personal experiences of working with family caregivers, this book examines a range of family caregiving situations from across the life course. It seeks to capture the dynamics of caregiving in a number of common situations: caregiving during infancy, for adults who acquire a disability through accidents or illness, for older people with age-related issues, and caregiving by children and adolescent carers and grandparent carers. In drawing attention to key moments of vulnerability faced by family and informal caregivers, and by suggesting how to assist ‘reconnection’ at these moments, the book provides a guide for those working in the area of health, disability and care.

 

Informal care is conceptualised as occurring with the context of personal interrelationships, these being nested within wider kin networks and linked with wider professional formal care networks.  Informal care is seen both as an expression of social capital and as an activity that builds social capital.  It is an indicator of resources of mutual support within social networks, and it has the effect of adding to the stock of social resources.  The book makes a case, therefore, for facilitating the development of social capital by strengthening the capacity of informal caregivers and caregiver groups, and by improving the linkages with formal care organisations.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Family Care and Social Capital: Transitions in Informal Care
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science and Business Media Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6872-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6872-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6871-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8252-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 170
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