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Reciprocity, Elder Satisfaction, and Caregiver Stress and Burden: The Exchange of Aid in the Family Caregiving Relationship

Jeffrey W. Dwyer, Gary R. Lee and Thomas B. Jankowski
Journal of Marriage and Family
Vol. 56, No. 1 (Feb., 1994), pp. 35-43
DOI: 10.2307/352699
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/352699
Page Count: 9
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Reciprocity, Elder Satisfaction, and Caregiver Stress and Burden: The Exchange of Aid in the Family Caregiving Relationship
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Abstract

In this exploratory research we propose a theoretical model and estimate a system of equations in which an impaired mother's reciprocation of assistance provided by a caregiving daughter simultaneously influences the satisfaction of the elder and the stress and burden of the caregiver. The results indicate that, consistent with some previous research, reciprocity does not directly or indirectly affect the satisfaction of older women. Conversely, reciprocity does significantly reduce the stress and burden experienced by caregiving daughters.

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