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Reducing the Unequal Burden of Unpaid Eldercare Work

Jessica Forden and Siavash Radpour

No 2023-01, SCEPA policy note series. from Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA), The New School

Abstract: Unpaid care work - the vast majority of such work in the United States - is primarily shouldered by economically vulnerable people. The costs associated with unpaid care work compound existing economic insecurity, leading to higher rates of poverty in old age. It is essential to support informal caregivers by recognizing caregiving as work and expanding their access to social safety net programs and providing paid family care leave.

Keywords: Eldercare; low-income; Workers; Jobs; Unemployment; Risk; Older workers; retirement income; retirement; retirement savings (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E21 E24 I14 J32 J38 J62 J83 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 8 pages
Date: 2023-05
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