ERIC Number: EJ563730
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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The Effects of Offspring Gender on Older Mothers Caring for Their Sons and Daughters with Mental Retardation.
Fullmer, Elise M.; Tobin, Sheldon S.; Smith, Gregory C.
Gerontologist, v37 n6 p795-803 Dec 1997
Discusses the relationship between offspring gender and caregiving by older mothers. Findings, based on interviews with 235 caregivers, indicate that mothers were less likely to use day services for their daughters and that mothers with daughters were more likely to feel burdened by caregiving and expressed a need to be constantly vigilant. (RJM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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