Women and the cooperative provision of care: The example of the 'Fukushi Club' in Japan

Lord, Anita and Mellor, Mary (1996) Women and the cooperative provision of care: The example of the 'Fukushi Club' in Japan. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 17 (2). pp. 199-220. ISSN 0143-831X

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The provision of personal care has become a critical problem for industrial countries. The care crisis particularly affects women as the main providers of care and the main receivers of care among the elderly. This paper looks at a model of cooperative care provided by the Fukushi Club, set up by the Seikatsu Club Consumers' Cooperative in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It asks whether the Fukushi Club is successful in its aims of empowering both care receiver and care provider; recognizing the 'shadow work' of women in the provision of care; and establishing a sustainable model of cooperative care.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L500 Social Work
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2015 10:36
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:26
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/18903

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