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Bearing the Burden: towards a restructured geography of caring

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>03/2000
<mark>Journal</mark>Area
Issue number1
Volume32
Number of pages10
Pages (from-to)49-58
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This paper focuses on the ways in which demographic, social and environmental factors, combined with differential emphases on priorities and patterns of spending between local authority jurisdictions, are contributing to a changing spatial geography of caring. This is examined firstly by highlighting how macro factors contribute to a restructured landscape of care, and secondly by examining the personal geographies of carers located within the Scottish environment. Finally, the paper suggests that as care moves from institutional space to the homespace, it may be creating a blurring of the boundaries between what has traditionally been public/institutional space, and the homespace.