Kin Support and Women’s Labor Force Experiences in Midlife

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Janice I. Farkas Wassel, Director (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Women in midlife continue to assume the roles of "caregiver" and "mother" in contemporary American society (Hagemann-White, 1984). These traditional roles often clash with new roles arising from ongoing demographic change, especially the increase in educational attainment and the rise in labor force participation. Public policy designed to encourage the care and assistance of kin as a familial obligation thus has the potential to significantly affect midlife women’s labor force experiences and strain familial relationships.

Additional Information

Publication
Population Research Institute Working Paper Series (Penn State). No. 92-11
Language: English
Date: 1992
Keywords
midlife, women, labor force experiences, kin support