ERIC Number: ED182653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
What Do I Do With Him 24 Hours a Day? Changes in the Housewife Role After Retirement.
Keating, Norah C.; Cole, Priscilla
Retirement is a life cycle phase most couples can now expect to experience. Research on retirement has been directed primarily toward the impact of retirement on the retiree, rather than on the marital dyad. Qualitative and quantitative changes that women experience were investigated, with regards to their role as wife in response to their husband's retirement. Three issues of the woman's role as housewife were examined: personal, relational and life cycle. Four hundred male retired teachers and their wives were surveyed by questionnaire, with a subsequent interview sample (N=253), drawn from returned questionnaires. Findings indicate that the major shift for women was toward increased accommodation to their husbands' needs, and the negative changes experienced by women were offset by increased opportunities for nurturing of spouse. (Author/BMW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alberta Univ., Edmonton.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations (Boston, MA, August 14-18, 1979)