The High Price of Caring: You Can't Count it!
<h5>JANET FAST, Ph.D.</h5>
Janet Fast is a Professor of Human Ecology and the Project Director of the Hidden Costs of Social Exclusion Research Program at the University of Alberta.
Dr. Fast researches family and consumer policy issues. A major theme is the paid and unpaid work of family members. She currently co-leads a large international, multidisciplinary team investigating the juxtaposition of costs and contributions of adults with chronic illness and disability. On the cost side, the team is examining the consequences of recent health and social policy reform for family and friends who care for aging adults with chronic illness and disability. Of particular interest are the economic consequences of having to make adjustments to one’s job in order to provide care. On the contributions side, they are exploring the productive and social engagement of aging adults. Dr. Fast also conducts research on workplace policy as it relates to family members’ ability to balance paid work and family demands.
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