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Fact of the Week: 2 April 2012

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A Third of Grandparent Caregivers Are Also in the Labor Force

According to a 2011 analysis of American Community Survey data,"more than one-third (36 percent) of the 915,000 grandparents ages 60 and older who are caring for their grandchildren were in the labor force in 2010."

Scommegna, P., & Mossaad, N. (2011). The health and well-being of grandparents caring for grandchildren. (Today's Research on Aging No. 23). Washington, D.C.: Population Reference Bureau. Retrieved from

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