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1/3 of older people without a spouse or child received no care in 1999, compared to 1/4 of older people with a spouse and a child (or children).

Spillman B, Black K. Staying the Course: Trends in family caregiving. Washington, DC: AARP; 2005. http://assets.aarp.org/rgcenter/il/2005_17_caregiving.pdf

Reference

Title
Staying the Course: Trends in family caregiving
Publication
AARP Public Policy Institute
Publisher
AARP
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Spillman B, Black K
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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