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How does a couple negotiate elder care?

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German Poon
29 July 2021
How does a couple negotiate elder care?

How does a couple negotiate elder care?

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Karena
29 July 2021

No problem.

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German Poon
29 July 2021

Many thanks for your swift reply!

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Karena
29 July 2021

The processes and strategies in negotiating elder care between husbands and wives vary from family to family, depending on such factors as place of employment, quality of the marital relationships, their respective status and power within the marriage, and relationships with the parents or parents-in-law. In the era of migrant labour, when in some families the husbands migrate for work while their wives stay in the village to do childcare, housework and tend the land, it is common for these men to ask their wives to perform certain elderly care responsibilities in their absence.

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