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Caring for elders is causing declines in workforce among women

A New York Times article discusses how caring for elders
is a growing factor in the declining participation in the labor
force by women. It references a study by Sean Fahle, associate
professor in the Department of Economics, which tracked women in
their early 50s and early 60s and found that those who provided
care to an older relative were 8 percent less likely to work and
more likely to cut their hours at work.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/19/business/economy/women-work-elder-care.html

found for you by the Independence News Desk at
http://www.buffalo.edu/news/ub-in-the-news/2017/12/011.html


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