A Growing Generation Of Family Caregivers

A Growing Generation Of Family Caregivers

Kojo looks at the fast-growing population of U.S. adults who identify as a family caregiver.

A new study from the Pew Research Center finds that 39 percent of U.S. adults are caring for a family member, up from 30 percent in 2010. Kojo looks at how a growing aging population and other factors are putting more Americans in the role of a family caregiver. He speaks with experts about the tools and resources available to the so-called "sandwich generation"--those caught between the needs of their aging parents and growing children.


Susan Reinhard

Senior vice president for public policy, AARP

Susannah Fox

Associate Director, Pew Internet & American Life Project, Pew Research Center.

John Schall

CEO, Caregiver Action Network

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