Economic Impact on Caregivers of the Seriously Wounded, Ill, and Injured
CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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This study estimates the economic burdens borne by the family and friends who provide non-medical care, support, and assistance to seriously wounded, ill, and injured WII service members. Caregivers of the WII face many economic challenges as a result of being a caregiver. These include making housinglocation changes, inability to meet existing financial obligations, additionalnew financial obligations, and additional childcare arrangements. Many of these challenges are a result of caregivers having to permanently or temporarily forgo earnings and benefits to be a caregiver. We estimate that about three out of every four caregivers had to quit or take time off from either work or school.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies