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Gender Differences in Grandparent Caregiving and Life Satisfaction of Older Jamaicans

Aging and the Family: Understanding Changes in Structural and Relationship Dynamics

ISBN: 978-1-80071-491-5, eISBN: 978-1-80071-490-8

ISSN: 1530-3535

Publication date: 25 February 2021

Abstract

Originality: This is the first population-based study within the Caribbean to examine gendered patterns of grandparent caregiving and the association with grandparents’ well-being. The findings of this study suggest that grandparent caregiving is beneficial to the well-being of older Jamaican men and women. This study challenges assumptions of gender norms that typically do not position men to be involved in caregiving roles, and to derive satisfaction from such roles, within Caribbean households. The authors suggest more attention should be given to interventions to encourage men to be actively involved in family caregiving.

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Quashie, N.T., Davis, J.G.M., Willie-Tyndale, D., James, K. and Eldemire-Shearer, D. (2021), "Gender Differences in Grandparent Caregiving and Life Satisfaction of Older Jamaicans", Claster, P.N. and Blair, S.L. (Ed.) Aging and the Family: Understanding Changes in Structural and Relationship Dynamics (Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research, Vol. 17), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 97-121. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1530-353520210000017006

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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