Counting young carers in Switzerland – a study of prevalence

Leu, Agnes, Frech, Marianne, Wepf, Hannah, Sempik, Joe, Joseph, Stephen, Helbling, Laura, Moser, Urs, Becker, Saul and Jung, Corinna (2018) Counting young carers in Switzerland – a study of prevalence. Children and Society. ISSN 0951-0605

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Abstract

An online survey of children in school grades 4–9 (mostly aged 10–15) was conducted in order to determine the prevalence of young carers in Switzerland using a 2‐stage stratified sampling approach. 4082 respondents were drawn from 230 schools. A total of 3991 respondents were included in the analysis and of these 307 (7.7%) were identified as young carers. The population estimate of prevalence was 7.9 per cent. This suggests that there are around 38 400 young carers in school grades 4–9 in Switzerland. Extrapolating to the 9–16 age group gives a figure of almost 51 500.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Subjects: L Education
Depositing User: Deeptima Massey
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2018 13:09
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 15:51
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/79150

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