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Global and U.S. Based Variations in Social, Health, and Economic Impacts of Family Caregiving

  • 2009-2010
  • Project
Capistrant, Benjamin, Harvard University

Study: “Global and U.S. Based Variations in Social, Health, and Economic Impacts of Family Caregiving”
PI(s): Capistrant, Benjamin
Affiliation(s): Harvard University
Institutional Partner(s): IIE Fellow
Project Dates:
Start: 2009
End: 2010
Data Source(s): Study on Global AGEing and Adult Health (SAGE) Methods: Data Source and Study Sample
Geographic Location(s): Cross-Country Analysis (6)

The study uses a new dataset (SAGE) to estimate prevalence of care among older adults in six lower- and middle-income countries: Mexico, Ghana, South Africa, Russia, India, and China. First, the study examines differences in care needs and provision across these countries. Second, it assesses whether care is differentially provided by gender across all SAGE countries and hypothesizes that women are more likely to provide care than men across all SAGE countries.

Research Outputs:
Berkman Lisa F., Sekher TV, Capistrant B, et al. (2012) Social Networks, Family, and Care Giving Among Older Adults in India. In National Research Council (US) Panel on Policy Research and Data Needs to Meet the Challenge of Aging in Asia; Smith JP, Majmundar M, editors. Aging in Asia: Findings From New and Emerging Data Initiatives. Washington, DC: National Academies Press

Capistrant, Benjamin D., Moon, J.R., Glymour MM. (2012) Spousal Caregiving and Incidence Hypertension. American Journal of Hypertension, 25(4): 437-433. DOI: 10.1038/ajh.2011.232

Capistrant Benjamin D., Moon JR, Berkman LF, Glymour MM. (2012) Current and Long-Term Spousal Caregiving and Onset of Cardiovascular Disease. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 66(10): 951-956

Capistrant Benjamin D., Berkman LF, Glymour MM. (2014) Does Duration of Spousal Caregiving Affect Risk of Depression Onset? American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 22 (8) 766 -770.

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