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Transitions in midlife women's lives: Contemporary experiences
ECU Publications 2011
  • Julie Dare, Edith Cowan University
Publication Date
1-1-2011
Document Type
Journal Article
Editor(s)
E.K. Covan
Faculty
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School
School of Exercise and Health Sciences / Population Health Research Group
RAS ID
12232
Comments
This article was originally published as: Dare, J. S. (2011). Transitions in midlife women's lives: Contemporary experiences. Health Care for Women International, 32(2), 111-133. Original article available here
Abstract

In this article I report on a research project conducted in Perth, Western Australia, which investigated how contemporary women experience physiological and psychosocial midlife transitions. Qualitative in-depth interviews explored the challenges confronting women during this period. In doing so, continuities and divergences that exist between existing literature on midlife transitions and women's own perspectives are highlighted. Based on key findings, I suggest that while most women manage the “classic” transitions of menopause and the “empty nest” relatively well, the impact of divorce and the aging and death of parents present more serious long-term challenges to women.

Citation Information
Julie Dare. "Transitions in midlife women's lives: Contemporary experiences" (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/julie_dare/9/