Examining the relationship between caregiving and work productivity loss among employed family caregivers of older adults

Grant Type: doctoral

Grant Year: 2019

Grant Amount: $15,000

Grant description:

As the population ages and the cost of nursing-home care soars, more attention in the paid leave debate is turning to the importance of eldercare. This project examines how family caregiving of older adults impacts productivity at work and whether historically marginalized subgroups of working caregivers face an increased and inequitable risk of work productivity loss. The author will use the National Study of Caregiving and the National Health and Aging Trends Study, and, using a work productivity instrument validated for employed family caregivers, will provide estimates of the prevalence and cost of absenteeism, presenteeism, and work productivity loss in working family caregivers, including sociodemographic breakdowns.

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