Juggling parent care and employment responsibilities: The dilemmas of adult daughter caregivers in the workforce

Lynn Margaret Martire, Mary Ann Parris Stephens

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

28 Scopus citations

Abstract

We review findings from our programmatic research on adult daughters who are simultaneously involved in the roles of employee and care provider to an impaired parent. Two opposing theoretical perspectives on the health effects of occupying these two roles are described, and empirical findings that bear on each perspective are presented. Our review reveals that, consistent with the competing demands perspective, parent care and employment often conflict with one another. Consistent with the energy expansion perspective, however, there is evidence that holding these two roles can be beneficial for the health of adult daughters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-173
Number of pages7
JournalSex Roles
Volume48
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Juggling parent care and employment responsibilities: The dilemmas of adult daughter caregivers in the workforce'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this