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Article: Unpaid Family Caregiving—The Next Frontier of Gender Equity in a Postpandemic Future

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Every day millions of Americans provide unpaid care for a family member or friend. The COVID-19 pandemic created a crisis of care, with millions of people now more reliant on unpaid caregiving and 40% of caregivers increasing the number of hours of care they provide. The burden of unpaid care needs continues to disproportionately fall on women, with devastating effects on health, well-being, and labor force participation. But like so many other inequities laid bare by the pandemic, the gendered division of family caregiving is not new, merely now exposed and exacerbated.


  • By

    Nathan M. Stall; Nirav R. Shah; Devika Bhushan, JAMA Network

  • Published

    Jul 12, 2023

  • Subject Area
    • Caregiving & Caregiver Support
    • General Health and Wellness
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    • Academics
    • Funders
    • Government (Politicians, Policy Makers) and Health Authorities
    • Service Providers (Non-profits, Community Organizations, Local government)
    • Government
    • Health Authorities
    • Caregivers, Seniors & Volunteers
  • Category
    • Research & Evidence
    • Research & Reports


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