Parental Caregiving and Employment among Midlife Women in Japan

Saeko Kikuzawa, Ryotaro Uemura

研究成果: Article査読

9 被引用数 (Scopus)


In this paper, we examine how parental caregiving affects women’s employment in Japan. Drawing on the 2005–2014 Longitudinal Survey of Middle-Aged and Elderly Persons, we estimate logistic regression models for the employment status of middle-aged women in various types of employment as a function of caregiving intensity to examine when and in what context caregivers’ employment may be at risk for Japanese women. The results showed that working women who began providing 5 or more hours of care per week were significantly more likely to leave their jobs than non-caregiving women; those who began providing fewer than 5 hours of care per week did not show this likelihood. Among women in regular employment, those who began to provide 5 or more hours of care per week and those who provided care in the previous year were more likely to stop working or change jobs than their non-caregiving counterparts.

ジャーナルResearch on Aging
出版ステータスPublished - 2021 2月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 社会心理学
  • 健康(社会科学)
  • 老年医学


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