Elderly men make just as good carers as women, finds study
Posted: 14 Aug 2018

Dr Laura Langner's research shows that that elderly men spend as much time looking after their unwell spouses as women do, as reported in the Mail Online.

Dr Laura, a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department, said: 'With the gender gap in life expectancy closing, and children becoming less available to care for their parents, it is likely that many more men will be called upon to care for their partners.
'Our findings at least suggest that women won't have to worry that their partners are not up to the job of caring for them'

Further information

Laura Langner is Postdoctoral Researcher in life Course and Family Dynamics