Economic Costs of Care

About the Project:

In 2012, there were 8.1 million caregivers in Canada and their numbers are growing rapidly. While caring for family members and friends has become a normative experience, we are beginning to recognize both caregiving’s potential to profoundly affect the life course of caregivers and the limits of the family/friend care sector. With funding from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (2010-2013), Janet Fast and her colleagues Norah Keating (University of Alberta), Donna Lero (University of Guelph) and Karen Duncan (University of Manitoba) led a research program with other collaborators to deepen our understanding of the Economic Costs of Care.

Read the research reports.

Additional Resources:

Fast, J., Lero, D., DeMarco, R., Ferreira, H. & Eales, J. (2014) Fact Sheet:  Combining Care Work and Paid Work 

Keating, N., Fast, J., Lero, D., Lucas, S., & Eales, J. (2014). A taxonomy of the economic costs of family care to adults. The Journal of Economics of Aging, 3, 11–20.