The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of
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Latest items for CL-PRACTICE-2

Aug. 9, 2017, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Nepal

"Son you should focus on your studies instead of wasting your time playing on your phone at all times. You need to study hard! After all, you will be the one who shall take care of us when we are old and eventually inherit our property". The father tells his son this at 0:01. He also has a daughter (ENB-Coder Comment)
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-2

Table 3.2 shows that, on average, 14.4% of women live with a person with a disability in 2013 (91)
April 25, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-2

"An increasing number of Japanese, especially women, are choosing to terminate legal relations with in-laws after the death of a spouse. With Japan’s graying society leaving more and more elderly requiring nursing care, the decision to break ties is becoming more prevalent as surviving spouses look to break tradition and be freed from the burden of caring for aged in-laws" (1-2). "There is no legal requirement for surviving spouses to provide nursing care to in-laws, making the cutting of ties for that reason a more symbolic decision. But women often do it because it provides peace of mind and an escape from what is a traditional Japanese family responsibility" (12). ...more
Feb. 1, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: India

"Once married, the new bride cannot return to visit her parents without permission, which is given sparingly, so that the bonds to her old home will weaken. She must show her submission to the new family: She is not allowed to speak the names of her in-laws, because it is seen as too familiar, and in some places she is not allowed to use words that begin with the same letters as her in-laws’ names, requiring the invention of a large parallel vocabulary. Each morning, before she is allowed to eat, the daughter-in-law must wash the feet of her husband’s parents and then drink the water she has used to ...more
Jan. 26, 2017, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-2

"There are perceptions that men are better off than women are as far as the ability to work is concerned and only men can look after their parents. That is why girls are subject to discrimination from their births. In addition, son preferences in the traditional Bangladeshi society create gender discrimination. In the case of employment, the employers in Bangladesh still tend to employ men first rather than women" (7,16).
Jan. 26, 2017, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-2

"In Chinese homes, the shift raises questions about family ties and filial responsibilities. For example, married couples in China traditionally care for aging parents. Wu Jingjing, 29, can see the burden that the aging population could be for her generation. 'There’s a group of people who will feel very much crushed by being in the middle layer, being the pillar of a family while raising both the children and their parents,' said Ms. Wu, who works for an internet company. 'I think that sense of collapse will happen in 10 or 20 years.' Her mother worries about who will care for her daughter if she does not marry. 'We can ...more
Jan. 10, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee notes with concern that there is a lack of information on the situation of elderly women and women with disabilities who suffer multiple forms of discrimination and are less likely to have access to basic services, including education, employment and health care" (13)
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:46 a.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-2

“One important topic was identifying the person who cares for the child at home. Grandmothers play an important role in taking care of children, even when both parents are still alive (21 percent). Their role is even greater when the child is orphaned (37 percent)” (xxvii).
Aug. 23, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-2

"There is no mechanism established by the State yet to provide assistance to disabled people. Disabled women and children remain the sole responsibility of their families" (54).
July 28, 2016, 7:23 p.m.
Countries: Angola

“There were no effective mechanisms to enforce child support laws, and women generally bore the major responsibility for raising children” (25).
July 19, 2016, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: China, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-2

"A recent survey of long-term care arrangements in China, Mexico, Nigeria and Peru found that the principal caregivers of care-dependent older people with dementia were mostly women—daughters or daughters-in-law as well as spouses—and that many of them had cut back on paid work in order to provide unpaid care and domestic" (175).
May 31, 2016, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-2

"The traditional belief of women as the better care givers still prevail strong which is still a concern" (41).
April 18, 2016, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MULV-LAW-1, CL-PRACTICE-2

"The End of Life Strategy, currently in the very early stages of preparation, will specifically include consideration of the disproportionate burden of End of Life care which falls on women, and how the adverse effects of that burden can be minimised or eliminated" (4)
Feb. 24, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-2

"Since the 1980s a smaller proportion of elderly people receive publicly funded elderly care, while the burden on relatives has increased. 114,000 middle-aged women and 75,000 men had their income reduced due to caring for relatives. Daughters of elderly parents with low educational levels are the group that increased their unpaid contribution most" (31)
Jan. 27, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-2

"A significant number of women in Canada (1.2 million) are caring for both ailing parents and children at the same time. Women make up 54 percent of unpaid caregivers in Canada. The majority of women report spending 2–9 hours per week providing care for a family member or friend with an illness or disability. Women are far more likely than men to cite family care work as the reason for part-time employment, with 16 percent of women who work part time doing so, compared to three percent of men" (10). "More than 80% of unmarried Aboriginal women raise their children alone, without financial support from the child’s father. Many Aboriginal ...more