Report Highlights Challenges of Working Female Caregivers

A recent report from Home Instead Inc. highlights the challenges of working female caregivers of older adults.

  • Women are twice as likely as men to spend more than 30 hours a week on caregiving.
  • Women are more stressed than men are due to caregiving responsibilities.
  • Gender-based pay inequity creates issues for female caregivers, as thirty-seven percent of women report saving less after becoming a caregiver, compared to 26 percent of men.
  • Half of working female caregivers feel they have to choose between being a good employee and being a good daughter.

I wrote an op-ed about the false choice between caregiving and career and why creating workplace cultures that truly value families and care will mean those two roles will no longer need to compete against each other. You can read it HERE.

Daughters in the Workplace Infographic


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