Ageing parent carers of people with a disability
This report presents information on parents who care for people with a disability in Victoria, focusing on the issue of ageing. It reports on the age range of people with a disability who live with their parents and the characteristics of parent carers, including ageing, housing tenure, employment, and assistance with core activities. Data is taken from the 2006 Census and the 2009 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers - for both Victoria and Australia-wide. The report also presents estimates on the potential growth over the next 30 years of people with disabilities living with their parents.
Authors and Acknowledgements
Dr Lixia Qu is a Senior Research Fellow and Dr Ben Edwards is the Executive Manager of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children at the Australian Institute of Family Studies. Professor Matthew Gray is Professor of Public Policy at the Australian National University.
The research reported in this paper was commissioned by Carers Victoria. We are grateful for comments and advice from Carers Victoria staff, especially Gill Pierce and Emma Collin. We wish to thank David de Vaus for commenting on earlier draft and Lan Wang, the Institute’s Publishing Manager, for both editing and polishing this work. The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and may not reflect those of the Australian Institute of Family Studies, the Australian Government or Carers Victoria.
Qu, L., Edwards, B., & Gray, M. (2012). Ageing parent carers of people with a disability. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.
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