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Book and Media Reviews
November 14, 2012

Long-term Care, Globalization, and Justice

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Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Contributing Editor.

Author Affiliation: Institute for Health & Aging, University of California, San Francisco (

JAMA. 2012;308(18):1927. doi:10.1001/jama.308.18.1927

In Long-term Care, Globalization, and Justice, Lisa Eckenwiler examines the increasing demand for long-term care resulting from population aging and the organization of labor to meet this demand. She examines this complex issue using an ecological perspective to highlight the interdependence of economic, labor, immigration, and health policies in sustaining a system in which direct care workers from less affluent nations are recruited to more affluent nations; she also examines how the organization of this system perpetuates injustice and health inequities for the workers who supply labor to meet this demand as well as for older adults with needs for services and supports.

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