References, Resources, Bibliography

This website is designed with the references – dates. sources – included in the timelines and text. That is a less common strategy than listing resources and references at the end, but the sheer mass of the data covering hundreds of years made this the more efficient strategy.

The laws, conventions and declarations cited are text quotes from the original documents, and dates are provided.

For individual studies named in the many pages of timeline citations, the source and date of the study is included in its mention.

The statistical studies and polls cite date and source likewise. Where tax, economic and legal principles are cited, the references for them are also generally within the text itself.
Though this website is detailed, for sake of brevity it only summarizes studies. Readers who wish more information are encouraged to contact directly the sources of those citations.

The groups that have researched or advocated for caregiving likewise are named in the timelines and citations. Since the website looks at research that covers many years, a few of those groups no longer operate, or have merged with others and some have changed names. In all cases the name at the time of the study is the one cited.

The reader will notice that there have been people from many fields who have studied caregiving. Care of the young, sick, handicapped, frail elderly and dying, eventually at some point touches the lives of most people. Domestic labor, housework, volunteer work also touch the lives of most people. Economists, medical doctors, sociologists, psychologists, women’s rights groups, mothers at home, fathers at home, single parents, poverty activist groups, parents of those with medical challenges, seniors’ groups, linguists, nursing associations, historians, caregivers groups, political parties and pollsters around the world have looked at the issues.

Readers who wish more information are urged to contact those named in the timelines for further details about their work.

This website is designed as a research website. There is currently no particular event or legal case known to the writer, that is being pursued to advance the issue, though many groups have ongoing campaigns to raise government awareness of the care role. The site is designed so those who feel strongly that they want to advocate for caregiving have in one place material to support their advocacy.

The movement to value unpaid care is usually an unpaid advocacy, without government funding, business offices, trade union backing or paid staff who have travel budgets. However it represents a strong commitment for dignity and choice that resonates because it feels like a completion of the principles of visionary legislators.

It is always the right time to advocate for equality.

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