The costs of being a carer: labour force participation and lost earnings among older working aged Australians

Schofield, Deborah, Shrestha, Rupendra, Callander, Emily, Byles, Judy, and Kimman, Merel (2013) The costs of being a carer: labour force participation and lost earnings among older working aged Australians. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 37 (2). pp. 192-193.

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[Extract] The demand for care for disabled, ill and elderly people is projected to grow significantly around the world. This care can be provided in both formal and informal settings: formally by people employed in the health care sector and informally by relatives or friends. Informal carers are generally not paid for their caring responsibilities, but these responsibilities can have an impact on the capacity of the carer to undertake paid employment. We have examined the association between being a carer and labour force participation for those aged 45 years and over, and analysed the effect of being a carer on their household income. We undertook a cross-sectional analysis of the baseline data of the 45 and Up Study participants aged 45 to 64 years.

Item ID: 41235
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1753-6405
Keywords: health economics; carer; labour force participation; income
Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC)
Projects and Grants: NHMRC Preventive Healthcare and Strengthening Australia's Social and Economic Fabric Strategic Award
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2015 02:05
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140208 Health Economics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9102 Microeconomics > 910209 Preference, Behaviour and Welfare @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being) @ 50%
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