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Table 3. Eldercare providers 1 by relationship to care recipient and selected characteristics of eldercare providers, averages for the combined years 2011-12

Table 3. Eldercare providers (1) by relationship to care recipient and selected characteristics of eldercare providers, averages for the combined
years 2011-12
                                                                                                                                                
                                                 Number of                     Percent(2) of eldercare providers (1) caring for                 
                                                 eldercare                                                                                      
                Characteristic                   providers                                                                                      
                                                    (in       A spouse or                   A grand-     Another     A friend or                
                                                 thousands)    unmarried      A parent     parent (4)    related      neighbor      Someone else
                                                              partner (3)                                 person                                
                     Age                                                                                                                           
Total, 15 years and over......................     39,564          4.8          42.5          18.5          20.5          18.9           7.2    
   15 to 24 years.............................      5,330          ~0            7.5          68.6          15.6          11.6           6.7    
   25 to 34 years.............................      4,050          ~0           16.0          55.2          11.0          18.5           9.2    
   35 to 44 years.............................      5,060          ~0           51.6          18.7          20.3          15.8           9.7    
   45 to 54 years.............................     10,106          1.0          66.3           4.1          23.5          13.7           5.2    
   55 to 64 years.............................      8,366          2.4          58.9            .7          26.6          18.7           6.4    
   65 years and over..........................      6,652         23.9          22.8           ~0           17.8          35.7           8.8    
                                                                                                                                                
                     Sex                                                                                                                        
Men...........................................     17,500          4.4          40.0          18.9          22.7          19.5           7.4    
Women.........................................     22,064          5.1          44.4          18.2          18.7          18.5           7.1    
                                                                                                                                                
   Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity (5)                                                                                                    
White.........................................     33,149          5.0          42.4          17.1          20.6          19.2           6.9    
Black or African American.....................      4,678          5.0          42.9          24.6          18.1          17.8           9.3    
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity..................      3,792          4.3          35.7          21.0          22.6          17.4           8.7    
                                                                                                                                                
              Employment status                                                                                                                 
Employed......................................     25,035          1.7          48.2          19.5          20.9          16.3           6.6    
   Full-time workers..........................     18,680          1.2          52.1          18.0          20.5          14.9           6.5    
   Part-time workers..........................      6,354          2.9          36.5          23.8          21.8          20.4           6.8    
Not employed..................................     14,529         10.2          32.7          16.7          19.8          23.5           8.3    
                                                                                                                                                
  Educational attainment, 25 years and over                                                                                                     
Less than a high school diploma...............      2,056         18.4          33.4           7.0          20.3          28.3           8.1    
High school graduates, no college.............     10,062          5.9          50.1           8.5          20.0          18.0           8.1    
Some college or associate degree..............      9,552          4.6          49.4          12.1          20.9          19.6           6.1    
Bachelor's degree and higher..................     12,564          3.9          47.4          11.9          22.6          20.8           7.4    
                                                                                                                                                
  Parent of household children under 18 years                                                                                                     
Parent of one or more household children......      8,873          0.1          45.3          22.2          23.6          18.0           5.9    
  Parent of a household child age 6 to 17,                                                                                                      
   none younger...............................      6,000           .2          53.3          12.1          26.7          18.1           6.6    
  Parent of a household child under age 6.....      2,873          ~0           28.5          43.3          17.2          17.8           4.5    
Not a parent of a household child.............     30,691          6.1          41.7          17.4          19.6          19.2           7.6    
                                                                                                                                                
                Marital status                                                                                                                  
No spouse or unmarried partner present in                                                                                                       
  household...................................     15,939           .6          35.6          30.4          12.7          21.7           9.4    
Spouse or unmarried partner present in                                                                                                          
  household...................................     23,625          7.6          47.1          10.5          25.7          17.1           5.7    

   1 Eldercare providers are those who, in the previous 3 to 4 months, cared for someone with a condition related to aging.  Estimates were
calculated for persons who cared for at least one person age 65 or older.
   2 Categories sum to more than 100 percent because some eldercare providers cared for multiple persons with whom they had different
relationships.
   3 Care for a spouse or unmarried partner may be underreported. See the Technical Note for more information.
   4 Refers only to persons caring for a grandparent who did not live with them. Persons caring for a grandparent with whom they lived are
included in the category "Another related person."
   5 Not all race categories are shown.  Persons of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity may be of any race.
  ~0 Estimate is approximately zero.
   NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, data refer to persons 15 years and over.



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Last Modified Date: September 18, 2013
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