Study finds ‘filial piety paradox’: Help from more children may not be helpful for elderly parents

SINGAPORE – More hands to help with housework could ironically make life worse for elderly women, a new study of almost 3,000 seniors found.

In particular, getting help with housework from more of their children can be detrimental to the mothers’ quality of life, said the study, titled Filial Piety Paradox: Receiving Social Support From Children Can Be Negatively Associated With Quality Of Life.