CABA Information Series
(IS-2014-54) Valuing the Invaluable: 2011 Update
This important 28-page report, based on 2009 data about the estimated $450 billion/year economic cost of unpaid family caregiving, is also available on the AARP website. That $450B amount is higher than estimates of the Congressional Budget Office but looks at all adults caretakers, not just those age 65+. A good AARP comparison of the two reports is at http://blog.aarp.org/2013/07/19/just-how-valuable-is-family-caregiving/. Where AARP’s report is entirely narrative, the GBO report has many great charts, but I suggest using both reports together.