Age and the gender gap in distress.

  title={Age and the gender gap in distress.},
  author={Peggy A. McDonough and Lisa A Strohschein},
  journal={Women & health},
  volume={38 1},
Women report more psychological distress than men and recent evidence suggests that this gap increases with age. It has been argued that the widening differential in distress reflects the progressive and cumulative nature of women's disadvantaged work and family roles. Drawing on the cumulative disadvantage hypothesis and social stress theory, we test: (1) whether exposure to chronic stress accounts for an increasingly larger proportion of the gender effect on distress with age; and (2) whether… CONTINUE READING

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