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Master of Arts (MA)
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The rising elder American population is causing an increased demand for elder support. Elder support often comes from informal caregivers. There are economic implications of elder care, such as increased government funding for elder care facilities and economic strain on caregivers and care recipients. The National Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) was the first federal program, implemented in 2000 under the Older Americans Act re-authorization, designed to unburden caregivers. This paper aims to analyze the connection between NFCSP eligibility and the aid provided to elderly care recipients with ADL and IADL challenges. Using Health and Retirement Study (HRS) data and a generalized difference in difference design, I find that NFCSP increased the provision of help for IADL challenges but not for ADL challenges.
Biggerstaff, Symone, "The Relationship between The National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) and Help Received by the Elder Population" (2023). CUNY Academic Works.
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