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Poverty, disability and the role of older carers

Due to the high incidence of disability amongst their contemporaries, older people are likely to be involved in informal caring relationships. Due to the limited nature of post-retirement incomes, such carers are also likely to be relatively poor. In spite of this, little attention has been given to the role of older carers of disabled people or to the influence of poverty upon this role. In an attempt to redress this neglect, this paper will explore the way in which the ageing process serves to exacerbate the demands upon such carers, not only due to the increased incidence of disability experienced by older people, but also due to their decreased access to material resources, which would help to alleviate these demands. 

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Additional Titles
Disability & Society

Key Information

Type of Reference
Jour
ISBN/ISSN
0968-7599
Resource Database
Hmic
Publication Year
2001
Issue Number
4
Volume Number
16
Start Page
585-595
Language
English