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2014 Conference Presentation

EconomicsInformal care United States

2 September 2015

Economics of informal care: do we know enough to advocate for policy change?

Courtney Van Houtven, Duke University Medical Centre, United States


In this plenary, in addition to reviewing empirical findings about economic impacts of informal care and non-US policies to support family caregivers, I will discuss existing direct and indirect policies in the US that affect caregivers, like the Affordable Care Act, and whether we have enough economic impact evidence to recommend additional changes to such policies.

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