Carers' aspirations and decisions around work and retirement

H Arksey, P. A Kemp, C Glendinning, I Kotchetkova, R Tozer

Research output: Other contribution


The Department for Work and Pensions commissioned the Social Policy Research Unit to conduct research exploring the aspirations and decisions around work and retirement of people looking after disabled or sick relatives, friends, or older people. The study involved three elements: a literature review, in-depth interviews with 80 carers, and focus groups with professionals from Jobcentre Plus, social services departments and carers
organisations who worked with carers.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Publication series

NameResearch Summary


  • carers
  • employment/benefits
  • ill/disabled children
  • choice

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