America’s Caregivers need a Basic Income

America’s Caregivers need a Basic Income

America’s caregivers need a basic income because caregiving is usually an unpaid job.

For instance, women family caregivers are 2.5 times more likely to be poor than non-caregivers, The Caregiver Action Network claims . Additionally, families caring for a relative with a disability had median incomes 15% lower than non-caregiving families in 2000, the Caregiver Action Network claims.

A 2015 AARP Public Policy Institute survey found 36% of adult caregivers over 50 reported moderate to high-levels of financial strain. The same National Alliance of Caregivers/AARP survey found 61% of caregivers with jobs take time off from work to help elderly or […]

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