Multiple roles and subjective well-being of middle-aged women who are caregivers of elderly people in Chile
Keywords: caregivers, middle-aged women, subjective well-being
Women who fulfill many roles, particularly caregivers who fulfill other social responsibilities, risk their well-being. Using a nationally representative sample, we studied the association between being a caregiver to elderly people, performing other social roles, and subjective well-being in middle-aged women in Chile. Using ordinary least squares models, we found that being a caregiver was negatively associated with life satisfaction, which significantly decreased if the caregiver was also head of household. Economic and health conditions were also related to well-being. Thus, policies that improve the living conditions of the elderly and mitigate the role overload experienced by caregivers are important.
|Título según WOS:||Multiple roles and subjective well-being of middle-aged women who are caregivers of elderly people in Chile|
|Título de la Revista:||JOURNAL OF WOMEN AGING|
|Editorial:||ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD|
|Fecha de publicación:||2020|
|Página de inicio:||149|