Concern with others at midlife: Care, comfort, or compromise?

review the literature [from 1962-1994] that examines the effect of multiple roles on well-being / consider both individuals' attitudes about those roles and the sociohistorical context within which they occupy them (from the chapter); life span developmental perspective / gender differences in interpersonal relationships / convoys of social relations at midlife / midlife roles: spouse / midlife roles: parent / midlife roles: adult child / midlife roles: worker (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)