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Working families and eldercare: a national perspective in an aging America

Social Work

Author: Anastas, J. W., Gibeau, J. L., Larson, P. J.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1990


It is increasingly common today for U.S. families to be involved in caring for elderly family members. The impact of this phenomenon on the workplace is investigated using survey data collected by the National Assoc of Area Agencies on Aging from 558 employees in 17 medium- to large-sized corporations in 9 states & the District of Columbia. Sociodemographic characteristics of caregivers & those cared for, type & level of care given, & conflict between work & caregiving responsibilities are described, & workplace supports to assist caregivers are suggested. Results reveal that women spend more time caregiving & report a higher level of family-work conflict than do men. It is recommended that social workers enhance their roles by providing information & education, offering counseling to caregivers, & advocating for employee benefits & community services to assist workers with elder care obligations.

Further Details

Pages: 405-411
Volume: 35
Issue: 5
Accession Number: 28.2.03
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 19/08/2013
Keywords: North Americaoldercarer
Reads: 141