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Caring for Children, Elders in Rural Areas Hits Working Caregivers Harder
Aug 17, 2018 - Details the findings of a new study that found that workers in rural areas who take care of an ailing adult or child have less support at the workplace to help them manage their dual roles than workers in urban areas. More than 43 million Americans provide help for a family member of friend, and these numbers are expected to increase with the aging baby boomers. This is especially concerning for rural areas, which are aging at a faster rate and have higher disability rates than urban areas.
Source: Star Tribune
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