Tweet
Question: In your household, who cares for sick family members?
Choices: "Always me" "Usually me" "About equal or both together" "Usually my spouse/ partner" "Always my spouse/ partner" "Is done by a third person"
Data: % of women who answer "Always me" "Usually me"
Period:
Area:
27 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Australia74.7%
1 Japan 74.7%
3 New Zealand66.7%
4 Slovakia65.0%
5 Austria64.0%
6 Czech Republic63.9%
7 Ireland63.5%
8 Portugal63.4%
9 Switzerland63.1%
10 Germany63.0%
11 Chile62.7%
11 Spain62.7%
13 Belgium62.0%
14 United Kingdom61.5%
15 United States59.2%
16 Mexico59.1%
17 France55.0%
18 Netherlands54.4%
19 Israel51.2%
20 Finland50.9%
21 Norway48.8%
22 Denmark48.4%
23 Latvia47.9%
24 Sweden47.4%
25 Hungary45.6%
26 Slovenia44.8%
27 Poland44.5%

Note
The question is asked to those who live with their spouse/ partner. Can't choose/ No answer are excluded. Belgium: Flanders only. Germany: unweighted sum of West and East Germany. Israel: unweighted sum of Jews and Arabs. United Kingdom: excluding Northern Ireland.

No data for 11 countries.

Source
ISSP 2002

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -0.841762 X +7.312
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.145
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.021

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 15812.046526 X +37749.085
Correlation coefficient (r)0.053
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.003

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 10.857497 X +73.794
Correlation coefficient (r)0.256
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.066

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -0.632943 X +2.002
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.175
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.031

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -5.966671 X +13.452
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.179
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.032