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A third of US workers have left a job due to caregiving responsibilities

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Three-quarters of US workers are also caregivers for at least one dependent person, be it a child, an elderly relative, or an ill spouse. It’s no secret that balancing work and care can be taxing: According to a new report from Harvard Business School, 80% of workers say the time and energy their caregiving responsibilities demand affect their performance at work.

As the researchers found, the degree to which caregiving duties shape careers is profound. One in three workers said they’d voluntarily left a job because it was incompatible with their responsibilities at home. More men (38%) than women (27%) reported quitting a job for this........

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