Demography of Informal Caregiving

  • Emily M. Agree
  • Karen Glaser
Part of the International Handbooks of Population book series (IHOP, volume 1)

The impact of the widespread aging of populations around the world has become of central interest to both researchers and policymakers who wish to understand the broad social implications of these demographic changes. One of the areas of greatest interest has been the potential impact of aging populations on the provision of informal care to older persons by friends and family. These concerns have focused on changes in fertility and mortality that affect the availability of family members to provide emotional, financial and instrumental support, as well as sweeping changes in women’s roles and family relationships that have transformed the responsibilities and obligations among family members (Finch 1989; Safilios-Rothschild 1989).


Adult Child Personal Care Informal Care Family Caregiver Informal Caregiving 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emily M. Agree
    • 1
  • Karen Glaser
    • 2
  1. 1.Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public HealthBaltimore, MDUSA
  2. 2.King’s College London, University of LondonLondonUK

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