Table 9. Number and percent of eldercare providers who were parents of household children under age 18 by sex and selected characteristics, averages for the combined years 2013-14

Table 9. Number and percent of eldercare providers who were parents of household children under age 18 by sex and selected characteristics, averages for the combined years 2013-14
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic Eldercare providers with children under age 18 living at home
Total Men Women
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent

Parent of household children under 18 years

Total, parent of one or more household children

8,721 100.0 3,869 100.0 4,853 100.0

Parent of a household child age 6 to 17, none younger

5,977 68.5 2,520 65.1 3,458 71.3

Parent of a household child under age 6

2,744 31.5 1,349 34.9 1,395 28.7

Employment status

Employed

6,800 78.0 3,465 89.6 3,335 68.7

Full-time workers

5,479 62.8 3,277 84.7 2,202 45.4

Part-time workers

1,321 15.1 187 4.8 1,133 23.4

Not employed

1,921 22.0 404 10.4 1,517 31.3

Marital status

No spouse or unmarried partner present in household

1,384 15.9 177 4.6 1,207 24.9

Spouse or unmarried partner present in household

7,338 84.1 3,692 95.4 3,646 75.1

Number of care recipients

Caring for one person

5,743 65.8 2,454 63.4 3,288 67.8

Caring for two persons

2,223 25.5 1,006 26.0 1,216 25.1

Caring for three or more persons

756 8.7 408 10.5 348 7.2

Relationship to care recipient

Total, all eldercare providers

8,721 (1)- 3,869 (1)- 4,853 (1)-

Caring for a spouse or unmarried partner(2)

49 0.6 (3)- (4)- 49 1.0

Caring for a parent

4,396 50.4 2,031 52.5 2,365 48.7

Caring for a grandparent(5)

1,759 20.2 569 14.7 1,190 24.5

Caring for another related person(6)

2,019 23.2 1,048 27.1 971 20.0

Caring for a friend or neighbor

1,207 13.8 587 15.2 620 12.8

Caring for someone else(6)

508 5.8 222 5.7 286 5.9

Age of care recipient

Total, all eldercare providers

8,721 (1)- 3,869 (1)- 4,853 (1)-

Caring for someone age 65 to 69

1,862 21.3 860 22.2 1,002 20.6

Caring for someone age 70 to 74

2,146 24.6 999 25.8 1,147 23.6

Caring for someone age 75 to 79

2,140 24.5 949 24.5 1,191 24.5

Caring for someone age 80 to 84

2,109 24.2 938 24.2 1,171 24.1

Caring for someone age 85 or older

2,254 25.8 955 24.7 1,299 26.8

Care of household or nonhousehold members(7)

Provided eldercare to household member(s) only

587 6.7 217 5.6 369 7.6

Provided eldercare to nonhousehold member(s) only

8,061 92.4 3,618 93.5 4,444 91.6

Frequency of care(8)

Provided care daily

1,010 11.6 333 8.6 677 14.0

Provided care several times a week

2,207 25.3 815 21.1 1,392 28.7

Provided care once a week

1,670 19.2 775 20.0 895 18.4

Provided care several times a month

1,956 22.4 973 25.1 983 20.3

Provided care once a month

1,320 15.1 659 17.0 661 13.6

Other

558 6.4 313 8.1 245 5.0

Duration of care(9)

Provided care for less than 1 year

1,973 22.6 888 23.0 1,084 22.3

Provided care for 1 to 2 years

2,046 23.5 678 17.5 1,367 28.2

Provided care for 3 to 4 years

1,502 17.2 692 17.9 810 16.7

Provided care for 5 to 9 years

1,796 20.6 830 21.4 966 19.9

Provided care for 10 years or more

1,406 16.1 781 20.2 625 12.9

Footnotes
(1) Categories sum to more than 100 percent because some eldercare providers cared for more than one person.
(2) Care for a spouse or unmarried partner may be underreported. See the Technical Note for more information.
(3) Estimate is less than 0.05 percent of the population.
(4) Estimate is approximately zero.
(5) 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 "Caring for another related person."
(6) The composition of this category changed starting in 2013. Estimates are not strictly comparable to those from previous years.
(7) Not all categories are shown.
(8) Survey participants were asked how often they provided care in the past 3 to 4 months; this information was used to categorize them by frequency of care.
(9) For persons who provided eldercare to more than 1 person, the duration of care is calculated based on the person for whom they had cared the longest.

NOTE: 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. Data refer to persons 15 years and over.

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Last Modified Date: September 23, 2015