|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Social Sciences Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Networks of Informal Caring: a Mixed-Methods Approach|
|Author(s):||Rutherford, Alasdair C|
|Citation:||Rutherford AC & Bowes A (2014) Networks of Informal Caring: a Mixed-Methods Approach. Canadian Journal on Aging, 33 (4), pp. 473-487. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0714980814000361.|
Centre for Population Change
|Abstract:||Care for older people is a complex phenomenon, and is an area of pressing policy concern. Bringing together literature on care from social gerontology and economics, we report the findings of a mixed-methods project exploring networks of informal caring. Using quantitative data from the British Household Panel Survey (official survey of British households), together with qualitative interviews with older people and informal carers, we describe differences in formal care networks, and the factors and decision-making processes that have contributed to the formation of the networks. A network approach to care permits both quantitative and qualitative study, and the approach can be used to explore many important questions.|
|Rights:||Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue canadienne du vieillissement / Volume 33 / Issue 04 / December 2014, pp 473-487 Copyright © Canadian Association on Gerontology 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0714980814000361|
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