In Brief: Jul. 23, 2001

THE TIES THAT BIND When it comes to baby boomers caring for their aging parents, the numbers fall along a multicultural divide. According to an AARP survey, white Americans are the least likely to care for their elders (19%), while Asians are the most likely to do so (42%). Blacks (28%) and Hispanics (34%) fall in the middle. Guilt feelings for not providing enough care neatly mirror the differences: Asians feel the most guilty; whites the least.

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