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1. In what way is providing care to seniors termed the "unexpected career" (Orel, et al 51).

2. What assumptions underlie the care of the elderly in our society?

3. Vinton argues that as women grow into old age they face ageist and sexist stereotypes that limit their social, economic, legal and political opportunities (90). What are the consequences of ageist and sexist attitudes concerning older women that contribute to their abuse?

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1. In what way is providing care to seniors termed the "unexpected career" (Orel, et al 51)?

Please note that most answers seem to derive from pdf 4.

The article reveals how women, in particular, are often surprised that they are tasked not only with caring for their own children, but then also for older relatives, giving an "unexpected career" challenge. In other words, women's multiple caregiving roles are highly unexpected.

Orel demonstrates how "Women are expected to, and often perform, multiple roles." The article insists that "women face a third shift of providing care for aged relatives in addition to their children. For some grandmothers, caring for grandchildren may be a fourth shift."

In terms of effects of these multiple roles, women are impacted severely since "These multiple roles isolate women in the home, reduce employment opportunities, and restrict time and ability to perform other roles (Doress-Worters, 1994), all of which jeopardize women's financial security in retirement."

Orel reiterates that it is true "especially those in later life and women of color, are more likely to have informal caregiving responsibilities thrust upon them." In short, " It is quite unexpected since "A growing number of women will spend most of their adult lives in multiple caregiving roles."

It is also unexpected in career and time duration for women. It interferes with women's careers and lives overall. Orel shows that "It ...

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Women's aging is assessed.