Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update – Undeniable Progress, but Big Gaps Remain

Source: Susan C. Reinhard, Lynn Friss Feinberg, Rita Choula, and Ari Houser, AARP Public Policy Institute, Insight on the Issues, July 2015

In 2013, about 40 million family caregivers in the United States provided an estimated 37 billion hours of care to an adult with limitations in daily activities. The estimated economic value of their unpaid contributions was approximately $470 billion in 2013, up from an estimated $450 billion in 2009.
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