Sociocultural aspects of caregiving and life course perspective

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Sociocultural aspects of caregiving and life course perspective

It seeks to characterize and study how caregiving can increase the economic and social vulnerability of women caregivers, as well as undermine their physical and mental health.

Objectives

a. Establish a general overview of the scope of policies and programs currently existing in the country on the subject of care.

b. Characterize carers in terms of sociodemographic, economic, labor, physical and mental health variables, social support, use of time, care tasks provided, etc.

c. Establish typologies of carers, according to the type of activities carried out, type of person cared for, etc.

d. Determine how care can increase the economic and social vulnerability of carer women, as well as impact their physical and mental health conditions.

Head Researcher

María Beatriz Fernández Lorca

PhD in Sociology at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC). Professor at the Institute of Sociology UC, and researcher at the Center for the Study of Aging and Aging, CEVE UC.

Research Assistants

Pío Marshall

Sociologist and Master in Sociology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Carolina Cornejo

BA in Social Sciences. Sociologist candidate via Master’s Degree in Sociology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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