Family Support in Aging Societies
May 29, 2015 | Grantee Publications | Policy Research
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A report by the Pew Research Center finds that majorities of adults across the United States, Italy, and Germany believe adult children have a responsibility to provide financial assistance to an aging parent in need. The report, which cites research from the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society, shows that Americans, Italians, and Germans are split on who should bear the greatest responsibility for the financial well-being of their older family members: families, the government, or older adults themselves. The report compares the ways families in the U.S., Germany and Italy are coping as more people enter their senior years.

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