General Social Survey, Cycle 16: Caring for an Aging Society - ARCHIVED
Journals and periodicals: 89-582-X
The purpose of this paper is to use data from the General Social Survey of 1996 and 2002 to examine the topic of caregiving. This paper answers the following questions: Is a larger share of the senior population receiving care for long-term health problems? What are the characteristics of the seniors receiving formal and informal care? What are the characteristics of the informal care providers? What are the consequences of providing informal care to seniors?