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Infographic: Family Caregiving and Flexible Work Arrangements

Research on Aging, Policies and Practice has published new data on the availability and impact of workplace flexibility.

May 2, 2023

Employed caregivers often want flexible work arrangements (FWAs) to help them integrate their dual responsibilities of paid jobs and unpaid family caregiving. Research shows that FWAs can reduce employment consequences for family caregivers, but that not all have access to them.

Research on Aging, Policies and Practice (RAPP)—a research centre based at the University of Alberta focused on the wellbeing of older adults and family/friend caregivers—has published a new infographic, What are the availability and impact of flexible work arrangements for employed caregivers?, to increase awareness of these consequences.

This is the fourth in a series of six infographics RAPP is releasing on caregiving in Canada, produced in collaboration with the Vanier Institute of the Family. They join a large and growing library of knowledge products on caregivers available in the RAPP resource library.

Co-created by Andrew Magnaye, Choong Kim, Jacquie Eales, and Janet Fast, this infographic provides updates to key indicators on working caregivers based on analyses of Statistics Canada’s 2018 General Social Survey on Caregiving and Care Receiving.

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