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Generational differences in the inter-relationships among health condition, housework, and marital satisfaction in Taiwan



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The purpose of this study was to investigate how health status moderated the relationship between housework and marital satisfaction from two generations. The data source was from the 7th issue of the "Taiwan Social Change Survey". The subjects (N=1160) were restricted to people who were married or had partners. Multiple regression analysis was used to investigate how health status moderated the relationship between housework and marital satisfaction. The results showed: (1) For older generation, housework fairness was positively associated with marital satisfaction. Also, older generation tended to have the lowest marital satisfaction when the spouse had poor health, and the division of labor is unfair. (2) Housework division and housework fairness have significant effects on marital satisfaction for younger generation. Younger generation tended to have lower marital satisfaction when their spouse had poor health, and did additional housework. For future studies, the effect of health status on marital satisfaction should be considered for younger generation. The couples' relationship, such as marital satisfaction, also needed to include spouses' situations. In terms of policy, both individual and spouses' health status should be considered together as an important condition for improving quality of life for different generations.