1 in 3 people in the EU reported care responsibilities in 2018


In 2018, among the 308 million people aged 18 to 64 in the European Union (EU) just over one third (34%), or 106 million people, reported care responsibilities. These responsibilities involved caring for own or partner’s children under 15 years of age (89 million people, or 29%), incapacitated relatives (13 million, 4%), or both children and incapacitated relatives (4 million, 1%). Caring for children includes having children in the household or taking care of children outside the household.

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