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National Study of Caregiving (NSOC)

Begun in 2011, the National Study of Caregiving (NSOC) periodically gathers information on family and unpaid caregivers to participants in the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS). NSOC I (2011) and II (2015) provide cross-sectional snapshots about caregiving to older adults. In 2017, NSOC III included both a cross-sectional sample and longitudinal follow-up with helpers identified in 2015. Starting in 2021, NSOC will be conducted annually and will support both cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses. For details on how to obtain NSOC files, see Sensitive and Restricted Files under Data Access.

National Study of Caregiving (NSOC)

Begun in 2011, the National Study of Caregiving (NSOC) periodically gathers information on family and unpaid caregivers to participants in the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS). NSOC I (2011) and II (2015) provide cross-sectional snapshots about caregiving to older adults. In 2017, NSOC III included both a cross-sectional sample and longitudinal follow-up with helpers identified in 2015. Starting in 2021, NSOC will be conducted annually and will support both cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses. For details on how to obtain NSOC files, see Sensitive and Restricted Files under Data Access.