Background Whether employed and nonemployed mothers of children with intellectual disability (ID) have different experiences with reconciliation between care and work has rarely been explored. Method A survey was conducted in a county in Taiwan and 487 mothers aged younger than 65 and having a child with ID were interviewed face to face at their homes to explore whether there are different factors related to the reconciliation between care and work among employed and nonemployed mothers. Results Except for the common ground of mothershealth and care demands, logistic regression revealed work flexibility and care support were important for employed mothers. In contrast, the success of reconciliation for nonemployed mothers was determined by their individual characteristics (i.e., age, marital status, family income). Conclusions Reconciliation policies for mothers with different employment statuses need to use different strategies.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability|
|State||Published - Sep 2012|
- Carework reconciliation
- Intellectual disability