As our nation awaits for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, two important questions affecting more than 43.5 million Americans won’t be asked at all. The missing questions address whether a U.S. resident is a caregiver for an adult family member or a disabled child and whether a resident is receiving care from a family member.
Nor did the U.S. Census Bureau include caregiving (other than for “co-resident” grandchildren) in its American Community Survey Report titled: The Population 65 Years and Older in the United States: 2016. A Census Bureau spokesperson told me he couldn’t come up with any other Bureau data on family caregiving.
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