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Working Women and Caregiving

Women, particularly those over 40, increasingly find themselves in the role of caregiver to an aging parent, often while raising their own children AND working outside the home. Many find themselves without much of a support system as they work to balance daily demands. They often suffer career setbacks and lose wages and benefits as they switch jobs to accommodate increasing caregiver responsibilities. The article below discusses this complex situation and offers pertinent advice to working women who may be contemplating employment changes as a result of their caregiving roles.