Multiple roles and subjective well-being of middle-aged women who are caregivers of elderly people in Chile

Lorca, MBF; Lay, SL

Keywords: caregivers, middle-aged women, subjective well-being

Abstract

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.

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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
Volumen: 32
Número: 2
Editorial: ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
Fecha de publicación: 2020
Página de inicio: 149
Página final: 167
Idioma: English
DOI:

10.1080/08952841.2018.1537690

Notas: ISI