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Male working carers: a qualitative analysis of males involved in caring alongside full-time paid work

Given ageing demographics, the need for carers will increase and studies suggest that men are nearly as likely as women to become carers. The purpose of this study is to understand the specific challenges that male working carers experience with regard to social life and paid work. Participant recruitment was conducted through local carer support groups and male-dominated workplaces. Using a semi-structured format, 15 interviews were conducted. Findings suggest a variety of themes, including caring characteristics, the effects of caring, support systems and coping strategies. Our results indicate that the male working carer population faces specific challenges in the workplace and social settings.

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Type of Reference
Jour
Type of Work
Journal article
Publisher
Policy press
ISBN/ISSN
2397-883X
Publication Year
2019
Issue Number
3
Journal Titles
International Journal of Care and Caring
Volume Number
3
Start Page
425
End Page
444