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Informal care, health and mortality

Informal care provision is an activity in which individuals are increasingly likely to become involved across their life course, and particularly in later life, as a result of demographic changes such as increasing longevity and changes in co-residential living arrangements in later life. Academic research so far has highlighted the adverse impact of informal care provision on the financial position of the carer, however, the evidence on the impact of informal care provision on the carer's physical, mental and emotional health, and on their mortality, presents a more complex picture.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:11

Carers

Presents a study which examined how the lives of young carers differ from other children and young people in the population who are not looking after someone who is sick or disabled. Method employed in the study; Personal and intimate care tasks undertaken by young carers; Effects of different caring experiences on children and young people's lives.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09