24% of people have quit, taken leave to care for relatives: poll

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/12/04
By Chiu Po-sheng and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, Dec. 4 (CNA) Lacking the assistance provided by a long-term care system, nearly one

CNA file photo

CNA file photo

quarter of working people in Taiwan have at one time had to take leave or quit their job in order to take care of a sick family member, a recent survey indicates.

The survey, jointly conducted by the 104 job bank and Taiwan Association of Family Caregivers in August and September, found that 94 percent of working people who responded to the survey had taken time off work to care for a family member confined to bed as a result of a disability or chronic ailment.

Twenty-four percent of respondents said they had taken unpaid leave or quit their jobs to care for a sick family member, according to the survey.

The poll also found that the average time span of such care was 5.6 years.    [FULL  STORY]

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