Infographic: Informal Care Givers – $234 Billion Job Goes Unpaid

Thursday, December 19th, 2013
This post was written by Jackie Lyons

Nearly nine in 10 Americans who need some form of long-term care (LTC) get assistance from family members or friends who volunteer their time. An estimate of this work adds up to $234 billion, according to a new infographic from PBS.

This infographic also shows how this compares to the GDP and total U.S. LTC costs, and reasons why these costs will continue to grow.

$234 Billion Job Goes Unpaid

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