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Older Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities: A Canadian Perspective on Corporate Caring

Document type Article
Author MacDonald, Jane
Author Schroeder, Bonnie
Author Shamian, Judith
Journal Ageing International
Volume 37
Date 2012
ISSN 0163-5158, 1936-606X
Pages 39-56


This article provides an overview of current research on older workers with caregiving responsibilities from Canadian perspective. The first section presents relevant demographic and policy trends. The second section outlines impacts of these trends on caregiving employees, communities, employers, businesses and governments. The third section identifies potential policy responses and program solutions that support the needs of older workers with caregiving responsibilities. The article concludes with a recommended plan of action to move forward in addressing the emerging challenges associated with this issue.