Work and Eldercare: Reciprocity Between Older Mothers and Their Employed Daughters*

@article{Keefe2002WorkAE,
  title={Work and Eldercare: Reciprocity Between Older Mothers and Their Employed Daughters*},
  author={Janice A. Keefe and P. Fancey},
  journal={Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue canadienne du vieillissement},
  year={2002},
  volume={21},
  pages={229 - 241}
}
ABSTRACT This research broadens the understanding of the relationship between paid work and caregiving by including the contribution of the older “care recipient”. Using selected aspects of social exchange theory and a life course perspective, the importance of giving and receiving for caregivers and care recipients is explored through analyses of focus groups with employed women and interviews with their older mothers. The mothers and daughters focus on the time when they are most indebted to… Expand
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