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Social Contract on Elderly Caregiving in Contemporary Chile

This paper explores the definitions of social contract on elderly caregiving among a group of seven Chilean aging experts. The data show that for Chileans, family remains a strong institution that should provide care of its members, with daughters or daughters-in-law being the preferred person to provide care. Also, age segregation, along with the gradual privatization of services such as health care and the pension system, promotes individuality: this can become a problem for future generations because they are no longer concerned with helping others.

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Type of Reference
Jour
Type of Work
Journal article
Publisher
University Library System University of Pittsburgh
ISBN/ISSN
2374-2267
Publication Year
2017
Issue Number
1
Journal Titles
Anthropology & Aging
Volume Number
38
Start Page
60
End Page
79