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Heidi Stevens writes the "Balancing Act" column for the Chicago Tribune, where she has worked since 1998. Before covering lifestyles, she ...

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Daughters carrying heavy burden as caregivers for aging parents

Daughters carrying heavy burden as caregivers for aging parents

August 19, 2014

Daughters spend more than double the hours caring for elderly parents that sons do, according to a study being presented today at the American Sociological Association's annual meeting.

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