The conclusion builds on key arguments of the book to suggest several routes toward building a caring economy that generates equitable interdependence. Current methods of organizing care leave people and families across the social spectrum with inadequate and unsustainable ways of sustaining ever longer life spans. The growing demand for care only exacerbates these challenges. Continuing to undervalue generative labor while placing its demands on the backs of those already struggling is simply unsustainable. Instead, I invite readers to imagine with me ways of organizing care work that value familial histories and embodied labors that sustain meaningful ways of life. Valuing care work is a crucial step toward generating a society that values people at every age and from every background.
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