A wonderfully informative round up of intergenerational news came to me courtesy of the National Assembly of Human Services.
Here is the news…
With the number of workers with eldercare responsibilities on the rise, impacts hit individual, family and work lives. AARP Public Policy Institute examines the trends in Understanding the Impact of Family Caregiving on Work.
Youth are also family caregivers, with a coinciding limiting effect on their ability to absorb educational and social development similar to their peers, says the American Association of Caregiving Youth. A report worth revisiting: The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives of High School Dropouts (2006), which reported that among students who drop out of school for personal reasons, 22 percent do so to care for a family member.
Grandparents increasingly are living with and caring for kids, according recent briefs from Child Trends. For nearly half of the roughly 7 million children living with grandparents in 2008-2010, grandparents were the primary provider of food, shelter, clothing, child care and other essentials.
In the past year, one of 10 adults went without a basic need such as food or medicine to provide food for another family member, reports Generations United in Hunger and Nutrition: What’s at Stake for Children, Families and Older Adults. The poll also found that nearly one-third of U.S. adults have either experienced lack of food or been concerned about food insecurity among their family, friends or neighbors.