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Title
State tax incentives for person giving informal care of the elderly.
First Author
Hendrickson, Michael C
Date of Pub
1988 Supp.
Pages
123-128
Volume
Supp.
Issue
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Other Authors
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Abstract
Programs for informal caregivers of frail elderly can be adopted by States to address some of the problems associated with an expanding and costly long-term care system. In this article, highlights are given from a 3-year study of Idaho and Arizona tax incentive programs. Characteristics of informal caregivers and elderly participants are described, and elderly participants are compared with elderly nonparticipants and with the general elderly population. Tax incentives were positively related to the level of service and financial support provided by informal caregivers. Data were inadequate to determine whether the induced informal help substituted for public expenditures.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Aged : Arizona : Evaluation Studies : Home Nursing/economics : Human : Idaho : Income Tax/legislation & jurisprudence : Long-Term Care/economics : Motivation
NTIS Number
PB89-188494