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Informal caring in mid-life and its economic consequences

Informal caring in mid-life and its economic consequences
Informal caring in mid-life and its economic consequences
As our population ages, it is increasingly common for people in mid-life to be providing informal care for family or friends. Informal care is care that is provided without any payment.
Carers Trust statistics show that there are around 7 million carers in total, and one in five people aged 50-64 in the UK is a carer. Caring in mid-life can be damaging to the carers’ economic activity and earnings.
This research adopted a mixed-methods approach and used data from the National Child Development Study to examine transitions into and out of economic activity among individuals who work and provide unpaid care.
The study findings helps us to understand informal carers’ decisions about paid work and providing care, and shed light on future policies aimed at better supporting informal carers who are also in paid work.
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ESRC Centre for Population Change
Vlachantoni, Athina
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Wang, Ning
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Feng, Zhixin
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Falkingham, Jane
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Mcgowan, Teresa
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Vlachantoni, Athina
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Wang, Ning
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Feng, Zhixin
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Falkingham, Jane
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Mcgowan, Teresa
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Dey, Becki
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Vlachantoni, Athina, Wang, Ning, Feng, Zhixin and Falkingham, Jane , Mcgowan, Teresa and Dey, Becki (eds.) (2019) Informal caring in mid-life and its economic consequences (CPC Briefing Papers, 46) Southampton. ESRC Centre for Population Change 4pp.

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Abstract

As our population ages, it is increasingly common for people in mid-life to be providing informal care for family or friends. Informal care is care that is provided without any payment.
Carers Trust statistics show that there are around 7 million carers in total, and one in five people aged 50-64 in the UK is a carer. Caring in mid-life can be damaging to the carers’ economic activity and earnings.
This research adopted a mixed-methods approach and used data from the National Child Development Study to examine transitions into and out of economic activity among individuals who work and provide unpaid care.
The study findings helps us to understand informal carers’ decisions about paid work and providing care, and shed light on future policies aimed at better supporting informal carers who are also in paid work.

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Published date: 8 April 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 430190
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/430190
PURE UUID: 594a933d-c9cc-4340-bd58-07e0122ba88a
ORCID for Athina Vlachantoni: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1539-3057
ORCID for Jane Falkingham: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7135-5875

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Date deposited: 16 Apr 2019 16:30
Last modified: 17 Aug 2019 00:37

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