Italy, Germany Provide Glimpse into U.S. Future

Well, it looks like you’re about to be encumbered — between aging relatives and stay-at-home adult children. Italy and Germany now have 1-in-5 people over age 65, a demographic state of affairs the U.S. will reach in approximately 2050. The Washington Post reports on a Pew Research study looking at those countries, to get a glimpse of our future. There are lots of interesting statistics in here, but the most eye-catching is attitudes towards providing hands-on care for your elderly relatives. One-in-four Italians provide such support, but currently only 14% of Americans.

An adult woman taking care of her elderly mother