Well-Being among Caregivers of Indigent Black Elderly

Shelley White-Means, Michael C. Thornton

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Abstract

This research examines ways in which burden, social supports and family resources influence well-being among caregivers of indigent black elderly. Education, hours of informal support, extent of burden, employment status, and use of formal programs significantly influence the well-being of black caregivers. The authors identify three unique dimensions of well-being (life satisfaction, depression, and physical depreciation); each is associated with distinct predictors. Burden is only significantly related to life satisfaction and physical depreciation. Education only influences life satisfaction. Formal program utilization significantly affects depression. Formal, in-home care serves a dual role, providing medical care for indigent black elders and enhancing the well-being of their caregivers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Comparative Family Studies
Volume27
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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Well-Being among Caregivers of Indigent Black Elderly. / White-Means, Shelley; Thornton, Michael C.

In: Journal of Comparative Family Studies, Vol. 27, No. 1, 01.12.1996.

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