Spousal Breadwinning Across 30 Years of Marriage and Husbands’ Health: A Gendered Life Course Stress Approach

  title={Spousal Breadwinning Across 30 Years of Marriage and Husbands’ Health: A Gendered Life Course Stress Approach},
  author={K. Springer and C. Lee and D. Carr},
  journal={Journal of Aging and Health},
  pages={37 - 66}
  • K. Springer, C. Lee, D. Carr
  • Published 2019
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Aging and Health
  • Objective: Wives increasingly outearn their husbands, and gender relations theory suggests this arrangement may undermine men’s well-being. We explore how long-term histories of spousal breadwinning may be associated with older men’s self-rated mental and physical health, and risk of nine health diagnoses. Method: Using 30 years of couple-level income data from the Health and Retirement Study (n = 1,095 couples), we use latent class analyses to identify six classes that differ with respect to… CONTINUE READING
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