Retirement Security: Other Countries’ Experiences with Caregiver Policies
United States Government Accountability Office (September 2020). Report to the Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Senate. Retirement Security: Other Countries’ Experiences with Caregiver Policies
This report examines (1) other countries’ approaches to support family members who provide eldercare, (2) challenges of these approaches, and (3) the status of HHS’ efforts to develop a national family caregiving strategy. GAO conducted case studies of three countries—Australia, Germany, and the United Kingdom— selected based on factors including rates of informal care (i.e., help provided to older family members or friends) and the types of policies they have that could improve caregivers’ retirement security. GAO interviewed government officials and experts and reviewed relevant federal laws, research, and documents.
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