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Lilly, M. B.

Do they care too much to work? The influence of caregiving intensity on the labour force participation of unpaid caregivers in Canada

The recent growth of the home care sector combined with societal and demographic changes have given rise to concerns about the adequacy of the supply of family and friend caregivers Potential caregivers face competing time pressures that pull them in the direction of the labour market on one hand and towards unpaid caregiving duties on the other This paper examines the influence of unpaid caregiving on the labour supply of a cohort of working-aged caregivers in Canada with particular emphasis on caregiving intensity Results suggest that caregivers are heterogeneous in both their caregiving

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

The fiscal impact of informal caregiving to home care recipients in Canada: How the intensity of care influences costs and benefits to government

he objective of this study was to estimate the annual costs and consequences of unpaid caregiving by Canadians from a government perspective. We estimated these costs both at the individual and population levels for caregivers aged 45 and older. We conducted a cost-benefit analysis where we considered the costs of unpaid caregiving to be potential losses in income tax revenues and changes in social assistance payments and the potential benefit of reduced paid care expenditures.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:21