Men: The Forgotten Carers

  title={Men: The Forgotten Carers},
  author={Sara Arber and Nigel Gilbert},
  pages={111 - 118}
The extent to which men are the primary carers of infirm elderly people and the amount of support men carers receive from the statutory and voluntary services relative to women carers is examined using data from the 1980 General Household Survey. It is shown that men make a larger contribution to caring than is often recognised. 
The Meaning of Informal Care: Gender and the Contribution of Elderly People
ABSTRACT ‘Caring’ and ‘carers’ are words in frequent use in social policy, but their meaning is often vague and undefined, encompassing a wide range of activities and relationships. This paper
Men do care! : A gender-aware and masculinity-informed contribution to caregiving scholarship
In caregiving literature, it is often the female gender that has been the focus of attention, and in particular women’s unpaid labor. Studies also tend to make comparisons between men’s and women’s
Class and Caring: A Forgotten Dimension
Class differences in the provision of informal care have received little research attention. Since class gradients in ill-health and life expectancy are strong, differences in need for informal care
Gender differences in informal caring
Gender differences in informal caring are examined, focusing on gender differences according to the relationship between the carer and care-recipient and the location of caring, among married carers and unmarried carers.
Filial care to elderly people and its links with official welfare
Rather than family care constituting the context for formal care and official decisions about the allocation of domiciliary services, the data revealed an inverse relationship whereby family carers more commonly reacted to the context set by formal welfare in the form of service types and levels and changes in allocation patterns.
An Analysis Of The Treatment Of Informal Care As A Social Risk in England
Overall informal carers are found to occupy a marginalised and devalued position in the English care policy system and the state’s treatment of informal care-givers and their care-related risks is inconsistent, unpredictable and inadequate.
The main aim of the article is to describe how older men who are caring for their wives construct their mas- culinity in the face of their new role and tasks. My research draws on semi-structured,
The gendered nature of men's filial care.
The findings suggest that, for traditionally male tasks, legitimate excuses or a commitment to care may play a more minor role in influencing men's involvement than is true for traditionally female tasks.
Caring for People who Die: The Experience of Family and Friends
A survey of relatives, friends and others who knew the deceased in a random national sample of adult deaths in England forms the basis of this report, demonstrating the value of a broader perspective on death and dying that emphasises the needs of older people.
Carers' aspirations and decisions around work and retirement
The Department for Work and Pensions commissioned the Social Policy Research Unit to conduct research exploring the aspirations and decisions around work and retirement of people looking after


Community Care and the Elderly in Great Britain: Theory and Practice
  • A. Walker
  • Political Science
    International journal of health services : planning, administration, evaluation
  • 1981
The community care policy is examined in relation both to some of the implicit functions of this policy and to performance of the policy in practice, particularly in relation to its effects on the sexual division of labor within the family.
Gender, Household Composition and Receipt of Domiciliary Services by Elderly Disabled People
The paper shows that discrimination by statutory services against women carers is dependent primarily on the household composition of the elderly person rather than on gender per se.
Who Cares for the Family
Although Britain has never had a set of policies explicitly labelled ‘family policies’, most if not all social policies are implicitly family policies because they are based on certain assumptions