State-Level Estimation of Severe Disability and Aging Families (R5)



Principal Investigator: Glenn T. Fujiura, PhD

Goals:

* Provide a demographic analysis of the family household of adults with severe disabilities using the Census Long Form
* Explore the degree to which households are an alternative “system” of support
* Examine the relationship between age of families and the demands on the long-term care system
* Develop precise population estimates of the magnitude of support needs among aging families




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