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.

Geography of care for dependent elderly people in Chile

Mixed methods for social network analysis

Personal networks and social capital of female caregivers

Gender, care and kinships networks: Family forms in Santiago, Chile

Research Assistants

Pío Marshall

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

Students

Natalia Zipper

Undergraduate student and graduate in Anthropology with a mention in Social Anthropology from the University of Chile. She focused on the application of gender studies in care research and, particularly, in old age.

Nicolás Alfaro

Undergraduate student of Sociology at Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile.

Yael Vargas

Undergraduate student of Sociology at Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile.

Catalina Carballeda

Undergraduate student of Sociology at Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile.

Diego Echaiz

Undergraduate student of Sociology at Pontifica 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.

Diego Neira

Sociologist. Studying a Masters in Sociology at Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile.

Paulina Lorca

Occupational Therapist and academic at Universidad Mayor. Master student in Psychology (Social Psychology Mention) at Diego Portales University.