As a result of deep demographic, health and social changes, as well as adjustments to public health policy that now seeks the maximum involvement of family members, the relationship between the role of caregiver and employment has observed many changes during the past decades. Using the Spanish Survey on Disability, Deficiency and Health Status we investigate the relationship between co-residing with or caring for people with disabilities and employment using multivariate logistic regression analysis. Results indicate that it is not gender but the role as caregiver that is the main determinant of being employed. It is also found that both roles become more burdensome at the expense of gender equality in homes that have to cope with the disability of one of its members.
- Informal care