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Immigration, the family, and female caregivers in Australia

Journal of Gerontological Social Work

Author: Gelfand, D. E., McCallum, J.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1994


Immigration in the United States increased dramatically during the 1980s but its meaning for the field of aging has not been fully explored. This article explores the impact of immigration on first-generation immigrant women in Australia who are providing care for their parents. The women are from a variety of European and Asian countries. They must not only provide care for their parents but must also mediate conflicts between their parents, their spouse, and their children. The intergenerational issues found in this situation have implications for social work services in the United States.

Further Details

Pages: 41-60
Volume: 22
Issue: 3-4
Accession Number: 3.4.03
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 17/07/2013
Keywords: Australiaoldercareremotionalfemale carersimmigrant womenconflict
Reads: 199