Older Men Whose Wives Were Main Breadwinners Suffered Poorer Health in Later Life

Kristen Springer

Men who came of age in the 1950s, and whose wives were their families’ main breadwinners, were more likely than their contemporaries to suffer poor health in later life according to a study by Rutgers-New Brunswick sociologist Kristen Springer. The study has been published in the Journal of Aging and Health.

“For men of that generation, being the primary breadwinner for one’s family was central to their self-image,” Springer said. “We found a high correlation between poorer health in …read more

Source: Rutgers Today

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