Study: African-Americans are twice as likely to be caregivers to older loved ones

The St. Louis American reported on study by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP suggests that almost a third of the country’s adult population play a caregiver role to somebody over the age of 50, a disparate number of those caregivers being African-American

The study, published by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, found that a significant majority of the nation’s 65.7 million caregivers are working women and that African-Americans are almost twice as likely to be a caregiver than other ethnicity. They are also more likely to be single and have an annual household income of less than $50,000, adding an extra hardship in tough economic times.

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