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The Changing Contexts of Family Care in Canada

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  • Carolyn J. Rosenthal
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    Over the past 20 to 30 years, the importance of families as providers of assistance to older Canadians has been well documented through research. However, over these decades, the contexts within which families exist and provide support have changed considerably. This paper examines changes over this time period which affect family support to older adults. Specific areas examined include: likelihood of having a parent alive; living arrangements; divorce and single-parenthood; women's labour force participation, and combining employment and care of older relatives. The paper concludes with an assessment of policy changes in health and long-term care as these affect older Canadians and their families.

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    Paper provided by McMaster University in its series Quantitative Studies in Economics and Population Research Reports with number 324.

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    Length: 33 pages
    Date of creation: Feb 1997
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    Handle: RePEc:mcm:qseprr:324

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    Keywords: family care; older population; policy change;

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