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Title: Native Hawaiian Male Caregivers: Patterns of Service Use and Their Effects on Public Policies
Authors: Lum, W.
Sato, S.
Arnsberger, P.
Keywords: Native Hawaiians
male caregivers
service usage
public policy
LC Subject Headings: Indigenous peoples--Periodicals.
Social work with indigenous peoples--Periodicals.
Issue Date: Dec-2010
Publisher: Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Citation: Lum, W., Sato, S., & Arnsberger, P (2010). Native Hawaiian Male Caregivers: Patterns of Service Use and Their Effects on Public Policie. Journal of Indigenous Voices in Social Work, 1(1).
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to compare and contrast the effects of caregiving for Native Hawaiian males, as compared to Asian and Caucasian males, and to determine how these differences affect service use patterns and opinions on government policies. Using a survey instrument adapted from a national data collection effort, data were collected from a probability sample of 600 caregivers in Hawai‘i, of which 155 were male. Analysis was limited to the 148 male caregivers with ethnicity data: Native Hawaiians (N=36), Caucasians (N=50), and Asians (N=62). Findings indicate that of the three groups studied, Native Hawaiians were the least burdened by caregiving. They were most likely to use training services and transportation, but did not generally use formal services because services were either unavailable or cost too much. Native Hawaiians were also most likely to express the need for overnight respite, tax relief, and paid family leave. The findings highlight the importance of gender and culture in the way caregiving services and policies are offered.
Pages/Duration: 18 pages
ISSN: 2151-349X
Appears in Collections:JIVSW Volume 01, Issue 02 [Journal of Indigenous Voices in Social Work]

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