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The aim of this paper is to discuss the effect of industry restructuring on women workers responsible for home care of the aged. Two aspects of restructuring, both initiated in the late 1980s, are considered: award restructuring which sought to place greater emphasis on skilled work and training; and the privatization of human services which amongst other things led to the contracting out of services by government to the non-profit community sector. We argue in this paper that the potentially positive impact of award restructuring on women workers was offset by the negative consequences of privatization. Our research was conducted in Western Australia amongst women workers in community agencies engaged in home care for the aged. Le but de cet article est de discuter des effets de la restructuration sur les travailleuses responsables des soins a domicile des personnes agees. Deux aspects de la restructuration, tous deux inites vers la fin des annees 1980, sont pris en consideration, soient: la restructuration recompsnee qui tentait de mettre plus d'emphase sur la main-d'oeuvre qualifiee et la formation; et la privatisation des services humains, dont un des resultats a ete le sous-traitement de services par le secteur gouvernemental a la communaute sans but lucratif. Nous presentons donc l'argument suivant dans cet article: que l'impact positif de la restructuration recompensee sur les travailleuses a ete contrebalance par les consequences negatives de la privatisation. Notre recherche a ete menee dans l'ouest de l'Australie parmi des femmes travaillam pour des agences communautaires fournissant des soins a domicile.

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2000
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
24
Pages
PUBLISHER
O.I.S.E.
SELLER
The Gale Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation and an affiliate of Cengage Learning, Inc.
SIZE
198.1
KB

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