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Who will care for you when you’re old? Society’s assumption that children would willingly give up their lives to meet the minimum standards for their aging loved ones is harmful, says Stephen Rainey and Yasemin Erden. They argue that it hurts public care policies; by thinking that children will care for loved ones no matter what, traditional systems of care crumble when put in practice as not everyone will uproot their lives to care for others. Read full article here

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