Carers' Aspirations and Decisions Around Work and Retirement

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report



Publication details

DatePublished - 2005
PublisherCorporate Document Services
Place of PublicationLeeds
Volumevol. 290
Original languageEnglish

Publication series

NameDepartment for Work and Pensions Research Report


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.

    Research areas

  • carers, employment/benefits

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