Poverty, caring and older age

Argyle, Elaine (2002) Poverty, caring and older age. Sheffield Online Papers in Social Research, 6 . pp. 1-15. ISSN 1470-0689

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Due to the high incidence of disability amongst their contemporaries, older people are likely to be involved in informal caring relationships. Due to the limited nature of post-retirement incomes, such carers are also likely to be relatively poor. In spite of this, little attention has been given to the role of older carers of disabled people or to the influence of poverty upon this role. It is therefore the purpose of this paper to help to redress this neglect by examining the influence of material circumstances on the role of older carers aged over sixty. With this aim in mind a sample of 34 older co-resident carers were asked a series of questions relating to their access to resources and their caring role.

Item Type: Article
RIS ID: https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/703013
Additional Information: This article represents a summary of the preliminary findings of this research and was adapted from the article, ‘Poverty, Disability and the Role of Older Carers’ which was published in Disability and Society, Volume 16, Number 4, 2001, pp. 585-595
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology
Depositing User: Argyle, Elaine
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2016 08:53
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 16:25
URI: https://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/37995

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