Young adult carers: the impact of caring on health and education

Becker, Saul and Sempik, Joe (2018) Young adult carers: the impact of caring on health and education. Children & Society. ISSN 0951-0605

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Abstract

Research has shown that young people who care for parents and relatives (young carers and young adult carers) are at greater risk of mental and emotional difficulties and are more likely to do badly at school or college. To explore the difficulties faced by young adult carers (aged 14 to 25) in the UK, an online survey was conducted. Almost half (45%) of the 295 respondents reported having a mental health problem. The relationship between the extent of caring and perceived mental health problems, and the impact of caring responsibilities on work and education were investigated.

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: 19 Nov 2018 16:28
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2018 11:38
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/80242

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