Housework can cause women to struggle more than men in old age, research suggests

Housework can cause women to struggle more than men in old age, research suggests

Housework can cause women to struggle more than men with day-to-day tasks in their old age, research suggests - Research suggests women are affected by physical toll of housework in old age - The women were required to do ‘domestic and unpaid labour’ like house chores - They were more likely to have problems doing basic physical and mental tasks - Study suggests this is due to a ‘socio-economic disadvantage’ women suffered Women struggle more than men with day-to-day tasks in old age due to the physical toll of all the housework they did when younger, new research suggests. Scientists studied how elderly adults coped with activities such as climbing stairs, lifting shopping or cooking meals. Among over-70s, women were more likely to have problems performing basic physical and mental …
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