Simultaneous care for parents and care for children among mid-life British women and men.

Emily Agree, Beverley Bissett, Michael S. Rendall

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Abstract

This article investigates care provided to parents and parents-in-law by mid-life adults with dependent children at home. Data from the General Household Survey are used first to estimate the prevalence of this 'two-way' care over the past decade, and second to develop forecasts of two-way care for a generation of women who have just finished their childbearing years. Having a higher education qualification is associated with later ages both of caring for parents and of having children at home. Increasingly late first childbearing, however, points towards a potentially greater caring 'squeeze' for higher-qualified women, with a little over 1 in 10 at age 45 projected to be caring for a parent while still having a child under 18 in the household.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-35
Number of pages7
JournalPopulation trends
Issue number112
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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