Rural-Urban Difference in Workplace Supports and Impacts for Employed Caregivers

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Purpose: This study examines rural-urban differences in employed caregivers’ access to workplace supports, negative impacts of caregiving on work, and the association between work and caregiver strain, which can have negative impacts on health. Methods: We used a cross-sectional analysis of employed caregivers (n = 635) from the 2015 Caregiving in the US survey, including bivariate comparisons of caregiver characteristics, access to workplace benefits, and workplace impacts by rural-urban location, as well as ordered logistic regression models to assess the relationship between workplace benefits and impacts and caregiver strain, stratified by rural-urban location. Findings: Employed rural caregivers had significantly fewer workplace benefits available to them (1.3 out of 5 vs 1.9, P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-57
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Rural Health
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2019

Bibliographical note

Export Date: 26 December 2018


Correspondence Address: Henning-Smith, C.; Rural Health Research Center, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public HealthUnited States; email:


  • caregiving
  • employment
  • long-term care
  • policy
  • article
  • caregiver burden
  • cross-sectional study
  • employer
  • human
  • long term care
  • major clinical study
  • personnel management
  • responsibility
  • rural area
  • telecommuting
  • workplace

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

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