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Supports for Family Caregivers in the U.S. vs. Abroad

Friday, October 30, 2020

Family caregivers--such as adult children and spouses--play a critical role in supporting the elderly population, which is growing at a rapid rate in the United States. However, these caregivers may risk their own financial security in retirement. We talk with Kris Nguyen--an expert on retirement security, and a director in our Education, Workforce, and Income Security Team--about a new GAO report that looks at how U.S. policies to support caregivers compare to those in other countries.

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