Dual Burdens of Care: “Sandwiched Couples” in East Asia

  title={Dual Burdens of Care: “Sandwiched Couples” in East Asia},
  author={Poh Lin Tan},
  journal={Journal of Aging and Health},
  pages={1574 - 1594}
  • Poh Lin Tan
  • Published 5 September 2018
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Aging and Health
Objective: To estimate proportions of married couples aged 30 to 59 years who face simultaneous demands from elderly parents and children in China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, and the effects on couples’ life and marital satisfaction. Method: Using data from the 2006 East Asian Social Survey, proportions of sandwiched couples were estimated using three definitions: co-residence, co-residence or nearby residence, and co-residence or frequent provision of financial/physical assistance. Logistic… 

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