Work and Dignity   /   Fall 2012   /    Short Takes

Caring for the Elderly

Concerns about the graying of  the population  often  center  on  how  to  sustain entitlement programs in  the years ahead. Often lost, because often invisible, is the actual time people spend caring for elderly family members  and  friends. In  2011,  the annual  American  Time  Use Study,  prepared by the Department of  Labor,  began tracking the time people spend assisting those over the age of 65  “who needed help because of a condition related to aging.”

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