Women are still more likely than men to say they would be willing to give up their out-of-the-home jobs to become caregivers for adult loved ones – but only somewhat more likely.
Genworth Financial Inc., Richmond, Va. (NYSE:GNW), covers that topic in a summary of results from an online survey of 1,073 U.S. adults ages 25 and older, with incomes of $50,000 and over, conducted in August.
Today, many elderly people rely on adult children – especially their youngest daughters – to provide informal support services when they are getting on in years.
The caregivers may perform tasks ranging from driving loved ones who no longer can drive to providing round-the-clock nursing care.
Many of the caregivers are still women who grew up at a time when women often were not firmly attached to careers outside the home.
That may be changing.