Caring Relationships Over Time

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  • S Hutton
  • M Hirst


Publication details

DatePublished - 2000
PublisherSocial Policy Research Unit
Place of PublicationUniversity of York, York
Original languageEnglish


The aim of the study was to relate outcomes for carers to the timing and duration of care-giving episodes within individuals' life course and for different generations by:
* examining carers' circumstances before and after starting and finishing care
* relating care-giving episodes to the carers' and their families' life course
* identifying what allows carers to continue caring, what determines the end of caring and how far services are a factor
* estimating the changing likelihood of becoming a carer for younger and older cohorts
* charting longer-term trends in care-giving activity and the population of carers.
The research focused on the health, employment, financial and family outcomes for carers in three nationally representative data sets, the British Household Panel Survey, the General Household Survey, and the Family and Working Lives Survey, comparing groups of carers and carers with non-carers.

    Research areas

  • carers, ill/disabled adults, social exclusion, income, poverty

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