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Complexity of care: Stressors and strengths among low-income mother-daughter dyads

Research on informal care for older adults tends to consider middle- and upper-class individuals. Consequently, less is known about caregiving among low-income families. We present findings from an exploratory qualitative study of low-income African American mothers (n = 5) and their caregiving daughters (n = 5). Guided by a feminist framework, we consider how individual, familial, and societal factors contribute to the intersectional complexities of caregiving. Despite the unavailability of formal resources, we found the 10 women positive in their outlook. Furthermore, this study contributes to a growing body of research that identifies both negative and positive aspects of caregiving among an underrepresented population. 

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Type of Reference
Jour
Type of Work
Journal article
Publisher
Taylor & Francis
ISBN/ISSN
0895-2841
Publication Year
2020
Issue Number
2
Journal Titles
Journal of Women and Aging
Volume Number
32
Start Page
131
End Page
148