Title

Young carers: social policy impacts of the caring responsibilities of children and young adults

Document Type

Report

Publication details

Cass, B, Brennan, D, Thomson, C, Hill, T, Purcal, C, Hamilton, M, & Adamson, E 2011, Young carers: social policy impacts of the caring responsibilities of children and young adults, report to the ARC Linkage Partners, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.

Available on Open Access

Abstract

This research is a theoretically-informed and policy-focused quantitative and qualitative study on young carers. The findings provide innovative contributions to theories of care provided by young people; evidence about the diverse socio-economic and demographic characteristics of young carers and care recipients, young people's pathways into care provision, and the impacts of caring on their education, employment, social participation and health; and the development of supportive policies and services.