Parental Caregiving for a Child with Special Needs, Marital Strain, and Physical Health: Evidence from National Survey of Midlife in the U.S. 2005

Family Relationships and Familial Responses to Health Issues

ISBN: 978-1-78441-015-5, eISBN: 978-1-78441-014-8

ISSN: 1530-3535

Publication date: 13 October 2014

Abstract

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Overall, results provide evidence from a national sample that midlife and older parents providing caregiving for a child with special needs are at risk for poorer health outcomes, and further tentatively suggest that greater marital strain may exacerbate health risks, particularly among married mother caregivers.

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Acknowledgements

Acknowledgment

This research was supported by the National Institute on Aging (AG 20166).

Citation

Kang, S. and Marks, N. (2014), "Parental Caregiving for a Child with Special Needs, Marital Strain, and Physical Health: Evidence from National Survey of Midlife in the U.S. 2005", Family Relationships and Familial Responses to Health Issues (Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research, Vol. 8A), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 183-209. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1530-35352014000008A006

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