Care provision within families and its socio-economic impact on care providers across the European Union

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Publication details

DatePublished - 2009
PublisherSocial Policy Research Unit, University of York
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationUniversity of York, York
Original languageEnglish

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NameResearch Works


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 (EU) on the numbers and characteristics of carers and the consequences of caring.

    Research areas

  • carers, family, social care services issues, comparative research, ill/disabled children, care for older people, care for adults, funding


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