Children-in-law in caregiving families

Norah D. Peters-Davis, Miriam S. Moss, Rachel A. Pruchno

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Abstract

Data were collected from 252 coresident caregiving daughters and daughters-in-law and their husbands. We hypothesized that biological children would give more care than children-in-law and that children-in-law would have very different caregiving experiences and resultant appraisals than biological children, contrary to our hypotheses, we found that the experiences are very similar for biological children and children-in-law in caregiving families. We suggested that the important factor is not the relationship to the elder that has the impact - it is the quality of the relationship with the elder that is consistently significant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-75
Number of pages10
JournalGerontologist
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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