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Incorporating caregiver and family effects in economic evaluations of child health

Werner B.F. Brouwer, N. Job A. van Exel, and J. Mick Tilford

in Economic Evaluation in Child Health

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199547494
eISBN:
9780191720055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547494.003.03
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Patients are not isolated individuals, but have friends and families who care about them and, often, care for them. This is especially true for children. Parents' well-being and quality of life is ... More


Who Cares for Preschool Children?

Jody Heymann

in Forgotten Families: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the Global Economy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195156591
eISBN:
9780199943333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156591.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines the experiences of families raising children from birth through preschool in Latin America, Asia, Europe, and North America. It reports findings from in-depth studies of more ... More


Policies to support informal care

Ulrike Schneider, Gerdt Sundström, Lennarth Johannson, and María A. Tortosa

in Long-Term Care Reforms in OECD Countries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447305057
eISBN:
9781447311539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305057.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

Informal care is a significant source of support for dependent adults. Therefore, policies need to address its potential benefits and costs to care recipients, family carers and society at large. In ... More


Britain – sitting on the doorstep

Prue Chamberlayne and Annette King

in Cultures of care: Biographies of carers in Britain and the two Germanies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341662
eISBN:
9781447302018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341662.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines the system of informal care in Great Britain. It suggests that the culture of care in Britain moves within a triad of private, public and social dimensions, in which caring is ... More


When informal care becomes a paid job: the case of Personal Assistance Budgets in Flanders

Jef Breda, David Schoenmaekers, Caroline Van Landeghem, Dries Claessens, and Joanna Geerts

in Cash and care: Policy challenges in the welfare state

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348562
eISBN:
9781447301615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348562.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

In Flanders (the northern region of Belgium), Personal Assistance Budgets (PABs) have been introduced for disabled people. PABs are cash payments that allow the recipients to employ their own ... More


Developments in Austrian care arrangements: women between free choice and informal care

Margareta Kreimer

in Cash and care: Policy challenges in the welfare state

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348562
eISBN:
9781447301615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348562.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Since the early 1990s, two important reforms have taken place to improve the social security and income situations of informal family carers: in 1993 the long-term care allowance was introduced and ... More


Constructions of care: the family, difficulties and policy

Liz Forbat

in Talking about care: Two sides to the story

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346216
eISBN:
9781447303671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346216.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter presents a critical review of the care literature, and suggests that there is a need to embrace complexity in grappling with understandings of care. It critiques the traditional ... More


Informal carers of dependants with advanced disease

Jonathan Koffman and Penny Snow

in Palliative Care for Non-cancer Patients

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192629609
eISBN:
9780191730054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629609.003.0020
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter first attempts to define informal care. It then reviews the sources of stress and satisfaction associated with looking after a dependant in order to understand the milieu of care. Many ... More


Children’s and young people’s caring responsibilities within the family

Ruth Evans and Saul Becker

in Children caring for parents with HIV and AIDS: Global issues and policy responses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420220
eISBN:
9781447301769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420220.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter reviews the literature on childhood responsibilities, informal care, and young caregiving and introduces key theoretical perspectives, such as the social construction of childhood and ... More


Paying family caregivers: evaluating different models

Caroline Glendinning

in Cash and care: Policy challenges in the welfare state

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348562
eISBN:
9781447301615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348562.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter provides an overview of different models of financial support for informal carers (that is, the kin and close friends) of older people. These models reflect the institutional and ... More


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