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Sendvičová konstelace a well-being člověka: vhled do českého terénu

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Title in English Sandwich Generation and Well-being: An Inquiry into Czech Field


Year of publication 2014
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Sociální studia
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Field Sociology, demography
Keywords sandwich generation; wellbeing; care provision
Description This article introduces the term “sandwich generation” and provides insight into the experiences of the Czech sandwich generation based on quantitative analysis of ISSP 2011–2012 Health and Family and Middle Generation 2004 data. Being a carer is a key component of being ‘sandwiched;’ therefore, the gender and age of carers, intensity of care and commonality of care provision are researched. Well-being and its relationship to being sandwiched is researched too. Reciprocity of provided support, affective solidarity and work-family stress spill-over are examined as the specifications of well-being. It turns out four percent of Czechs are being sandwiched. These people experience slight work-family stress spill-over. However, providing support to one’s own parents is associated with a positive increase in well-being when the support is reciprocal.
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