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Impact of family caregiving on work

Seven out of 10 family caregivers have to cut back on work hours, change jobs, or stop working in order to care for their loved one.

Feinberg, Lynn, Susan C. Reinhard, Ari Houser, and Rita Choula. Valuing the Invaluable: 2011 Update–The Growing Contributions and Costs of Family Caregiving. AARP Public Policy Institute. 2011; http://www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving/info-07-2011/valuing-the-invaluable.html

Reference

Title
Valuing the Invaluable: 2011 Update–The Growing Contributions and Costs of Family Caregiving
Publication
AARP Public Policy Institute
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Feinberg, Lynn, Susan C. Reinhard, Ari Houser, and Rita Choula
URL
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