Will Steps Step Up to the Challenge of Elder Care?

by Amy Ziettlow

More than 40 percent of adults in America includes a step-relative in their family. Historically, and as we can infer by the IOM’s broad definition of family, scholars have thought that the increase in quasi-kin, such as step-relatives, could add more caregivers to the elder care mix. Will stepchildren step up to the challenge of elder care?

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