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Caring for Our OwnWhy There is No Political Demand for New American Social Welfare Rights$

Sandra R. Levitsky

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199993123

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993123.001.0001

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(p.181) Appendix A Demographic Statistics for Family Caregiver Sample (n=176)

(p.181) Appendix A Demographic Statistics for Family Caregiver Sample (n=176)

Source:
Caring for Our Own
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

SUPPORT GROUP

PARTICIPANTS*

(N=158)

PEER GROUP PARTICIPANTS

(N=80)

INTERVIEW

SUBJECTS

(N=79)

SEX OF CAREGIVER

N=158

N=80

N=79

FEMALE

104 (66%)

54 (67%)

57 (72%)

MALE

54 (34%)

26 (33%)

22 (28%)

RACE/ETHNICITY

N=156

N=80

N=79

BLACK

24 (15%)

12 (15%)

17 (22%)

HISPANIC

27 (17%)

18 (23%)

9 (11%)

ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER

4 (3%)

4 (5%)

4 (5%)

CAUCASIAN

100 (64%)

46 (57%)

48 (61%)

OTHER

1 (1%)

0 (0%)

1 (1%)

RELATIONSHIP TO CARE RECEIVER

N=158

N=80

N=79

SPOUSE OR PARTNER

94 (60%)

47 (59%)

39 (49%)

SON OR DAUGHTER

52 (33%)

25 (31%)

36 (46%)

OTHER

12 (8%)

8 (10%)

4 (5%)

MEDIAN AGE

N=78

63

INCOME

N=75

〈$30, 000

18 (24%)

$31–50, 000

17 (23%)

$51–70, 000

11 (15%)

OVER $70, 000

29 (39%)

POLITICAL IDEOLOGY

N=75

LIBERAL

33 (44%)

MODERATE

21 (28%)

CONSERVATIVE

9 (12%)

OTHER

12 (16%)

PARTY USUALLY VOTES FOR

N=75

DEMOCRAT

54 (72%)

REPUBLICAN

12 (16%)

OTHER

9 (12%)

(*) Membership in the three groups was partially, but not entirely, overlapping. Peer group and most interview participants were recruited from support groups. In all, 50 individuals participated in all three groups.

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