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Numbers of working carers whose employment is 'at risk' in England

King, Derek and Pickard, Linda and Brimblecombe, Nicola and Knapp, Martin (2014) Numbers of working carers whose employment is 'at risk' in England. Research, Policy and Planning, 31 (1). pp. 29-42. ISSN 0264-519X

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Abstract

Recent evidence suggests that a key threshold at which carers in England are at risk of leaving employment occurs when unpaid care is provided for 10 or more hours a week, a lower threshold than previously thought. Previous studies had shown that providing care for 20 or more hours a week had a negative effect on employment. One implication is that there are more working carers whose employment is at risk than previously thought. This paper aims to estimate the numbers of working carers whose employment is at risk because they provide care for 10 or more hours a week. A subsidiary aim is to estimate the numbers of working carers providing care for 10 or more hours a week to someone in a private household. Using the 2011 Population Census, Understanding Society (2010/11) and the Survey of Carers in Households (2009/10), we find that there are approximately 790,000 working carers aged 16-64 whose employment is at risk because they provide care for 10 or more hours a week. Of these, approximately 735,000 provide care to someone in a private household. There are nearly a quarter of a million more carers whose employment is at risk than previously thought.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://ssrg.org.uk/journal/
Additional Information: © 2014 Social Services Research Group
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Date Deposited: 09 May 2016 15:54
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2018 13:02
Funders: National Institute for Health Research
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66430

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