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South Dakota State University

1994

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Eldercare Benefits : A Comparison Of Employee And Employer Attitudes, Michelle R. Hilton Jan 1994

Eldercare Benefits : A Comparison Of Employee And Employer Attitudes, Michelle R. Hilton

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to compare employee and employer attitudes regarding the helpfulness of eldercare benefits and the degree to which employers should take responsibility for helping employees with eldercare responsibilities. Subjects included 256 employees and 102 employers from Eastern South Dakota. Results revealed a significant difference between employee and employer attitudes regarding the eldercare benefits considered most beneficial. Employees reported a greater degree of helpfulness in benefits than employers. The results also demonstrated a significant difference between employers and employees on the degree to which employers should take responsibility for employee's eldercare commitments.