AARP Multicultural Survey July 2001
A slight gender gap prevails as well. Women (76%) are more likely than men (68%) to believe that taking care of older relatives has brought them closer and made them feel more positively about their own old age (53% women, 47% men).
Table 36: Effects of Caring for Relatives by Race and Ethnicity
Q74–77. (Based on N= 2162 respondents who help care for/financially support older relatives) Has helping and caring for your older relatives or friends as they age:
% saying yes
Made you feel closer to them?
Made you feel more optimistic about your own old age?
Made you resentful of the time commitment to them?
Pushed you farther apart from them?
Prepared for AARP by Belden Russonello & Stewart and Research/Strategy/Management Page 71