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Richard Olsen

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9781861343642

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861343642.001.0001

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The life course: dimensions of change in parenting and disability

The life course: dimensions of change in parenting and disability

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(p.103) Five The life course: dimensions of change in parenting and disability
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Parenting and disability
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Richard Olsen

Harriet Clarke

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861343642.003.0005

This chapter views the experiences of disabled parents of raising their children from a life-course perspective. It considers the changing problems and choices that are faced by disabled parents, including decisions about having children, changes to family composition and parental impairment, and their plans for the future. It is noted that change is important to understand parenting and disability.

Keywords:   change, dimensions, family composition, parental impairment, life course

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