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Time-use Profiles, Chronic Role Overload, and Women’s Body Weight Trajectories from Middle to Later Life in the Philippines

Citation

Chen, Feinian; Lin, Zhiyong; Bao, Luoman; Zimmer, Zachary; Gultiano, Socorro; & Borja, Judith (2019). Time-use Profiles, Chronic Role Overload, and Women's Body Weight Trajectories from Middle to Later Life in the Philippines. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 60(1), 119-136. PMCID: PMC7451413

Abstract

Although chronic life strain is often found to be associated with adverse health outcomes, empirical research is lacking on the health implications of persistent role overload that many women around the world are subject to, the so-called double burden of work and family responsibilities. Using data from the Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey (1994-2012), we examined the linkage between time-use profiles and body mass index (BMI) trajectories for Filipino women over an 18-year span. Out of the four classes of women with differential levels of a combination of work and family duties, the group with the heaviest double burden has the highest average BMI. In addition, those who have remained in this class for three or more waves of data not only have higher BMI on average but also have experienced the steepest rate of increase in BMI upon transition from midlife to old age.

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2019

Journal Title

Journal of Health and Social Behavior

Author(s)

Chen, Feinian
Lin, Zhiyong
Bao, Luoman
Zimmer, Zachary
Gultiano, Socorro
Borja, Judith

PMCID

PMC7451413