Language, Gender and Generation: The Social Economy Approach to Health and the Case of Estrie's English-Speaking Communities

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Title
Language, Gender and Generation: The Social Economy Approach to Health and the Case of Estrie's English-Speaking Communities
Abstract
An examination of public health issues in relation to the Eastern Townships' aging and declining rural English-speaking population. Once an area with a long-standing history of community capacity, voluntarism, civic engagement and a tradition of unpaid family care for vulnerable groups, the author claim that now there is an excessively high level of unpaid care by the women of middle and low-income households because of narrowing social support networks, inter-generational decline in the volunteer labour force of community-based organizations, a decreased capacity in households for the increasingly mandatory private care services, and the increased fragmentation of this group as participants in the "partnership" arrangement between public health institutions and local communities.
Type
PhD dissertation
University
Carleton University
Place
Ottawa, ON
Date
2009
Language
en
Citation
Pocock, Joanne. “Language, Gender and Generation: The Social Economy Approach to Health and the Case of Estrie’s English-Speaking Communities.” PhD dissertation, Carleton University, 2009.
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