Harvard Study Finds Employers Underestimate Employees’ Caregiving Burden.

January 16, 2019

The Wall Street Journal (1/16, Harrison, Subscription Publication, 6.23M) reports on a study released by the Harvard Business Review that examined employment issues among caregivers. Of the three-quarters of workers who have some caregiving responsibility, 32 percent said they had to leave a position because they could not balance work and caregiving obligations. While 80 percent of workers claim caregiving impacts their productivity at work, only 24 percent of employers estimated caregiving affected employee performance.

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