Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10620/17522
Longitudinal Study: HILDA
Title: Financial and Non-Financial Support to Formal and Informal Out of Home Carers
Authors: Valentine, K 
McHugh, M 
Institution: Social Policy Research Centre
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 119
Keywords: Centrelink reliant
Work force
Kinship
Public Housing
Average Age
Carer
Abstract: No national data is available on the characteristics of carers but it can be found in state-based carer surveys or studies of foster carers. In NSW, for example, the average foster carer is: female; aged 48 years; part of a couple carer household; Australian-born; has completed Year 10 schooling (or equivalent); is not in the labour force; and has been fostering for five years or less. Kinship carers in comparison are: more likely than foster carers to be older; more likely to have lower incomes and to be in public rental accommodation; be reliant on Centrelink income support and less likely than foster carers to be employed, or to have a university qualification. Little is known about the exact number or characteristics of non-statutory informal carers in Australia. Most studies of kinship care indicate that the majority of informal kinship carers are grandparents, while others are aunts, uncles, older siblings and unrelated friends.
URL: http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/about/publicationsarticles/research/occasional/Documents/op38/op_38.pdf
ISBN: ISSN 1839-2334 & ISBN 978-1-921975-02-8
Keywords: Disability & Carers
Research collection: Reports and technical papers
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