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Research Snapshot: The Value and Distribution of Family Caregiving in Canada

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Research has shown that caregiving is often unrecognized and devalued, and care work and its related costs are unequally distributed within families and society. Estimates of the monetary value of unpaid care work in Canada are outdated and incomplete. To address these knowledge gaps, researchers conducted a study using General Social Survey (GSS) data to estimate the current monetary value of caregiving in Canada, position it relative to the broader economy, and report ways in which care work is distributed among family caregivers.

  • By

    Janet Fast, Karen Duncan, Norah Keating, & Choong Kim

  • Published

    Oct 25, 2023

  • Subject Area
    • Caregiving & Caregiver Support
  • Audience
    • Academics
    • Government (Politicians, Policy Makers) and Health Authorities
    • Caregivers, Seniors & Volunteers
  • Category
    • Research & Evidence


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