Millennial Caregivers Strained By Significant Pressures

August 6, 2018

The Wall Street Journal (8/6, Ansberry, Subscription Publication) reports that as the US ages, caregivers are increasingly becoming younger, with Millennials comprising 24 percent of the nation’s unpaid caregivers, an increase from 22 percent in 2009, according to the National Alliance for Caregiving. The Journal cites experts who explain that Millennial caregivers often are strained by their responsibilities and may postpone events such as advancing in careers, and even sustain financial strain. About one-third of Millennial caregivers has an average household income of less than $30,000, and most work full-time while dedicating an average 21 hours per week to caregiving.

Full article at Wall Street Journal (8/6, Ansberry, Subscription Publication)

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