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Welfare Reform on the Web - (November 2004): Care of the Elderly - Overseas

SOCIAL ENHANCEMENT OR ROLE STRAIN

P.A. Rozario, N. Morrow-Howell and J.E. Hinterlong

Research on Aging, Vol.26, 2004, p.413-428

The article explores the impact of multiple productive roles on the well being of older caregivers. It tests the effects of occupying multiple roles using three waves of the America Changing Lives study between 1984 and 1994. It finds no evidence of role strain and concludes that productive roles have a positive effect on older caregivers.

 

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