Care provision within families and its socio-economic impact on care providers

Document type
Report
Author(s)
Glendinning, Caroline; Tjadens, Frits; Arksey, Hilary
Publisher
SPRU
Date of publication
1 May 2009
Series
Working paper; EU 2342
Subject(s)
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Disabled people, Families, Older Adults
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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Across Europe family members provide by far the largest amount of care for older, disabled and chronically ill people, family care is essential for the sustainability of many countries' long-term care arrangements. This study provides up-to-date evidence from across the European Union on the numbers and characteristics of carers and the consequences of caring.

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