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Joseph Rowntree Report 2006

This report, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, presents the findings of a study into the characteristics of different groups of unpaid care-givers in England and Wales.

Using data from the Office for National Statistics Longitudinal Study and the 2001 Census, this study examined:

  • Geographic variation in caregiving, focusing on health, deprivation and ethnicity;
  • Present and past characteristics of carers in terms of employment, marital status and socio-economic status;
  • Characteristics of older people moving into a residential or nursing home or to live with relatives.

A summary of the aims and findings of the study is available below:

Informing change - summary of report (574 KB)

The full report by Harriet Young, Emily Grundy and Mark Jitlal can be downloaded here:

Care providers, care receivers - a longitudinal perspective (1.8 MB)

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