The current social contract between individuals and society is flawed. The background rules in the social contract have changed as society changes; however, the social contract has not reflected those changes. Individuals and families have no one to help them with caretaking as the existing social contract does not recognize the burdens of caretaking. Society has a responsibility to help individuals with their dependency responsibilities as part of the social contract.
Martha A. Fineman,
Contract and Care,
Chi.-Kent L. Rev.
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