Work – life imbalance: Informal care and paid employment in the UK

  title={Work – life imbalance: Informal care and paid employment in the UK},
  author={Fiona Carmichael and C. Hulme and Sally Sheppard and Gemma Connell},
  journal={Feminist Economics},
  pages={3 - 35}
  • Fiona Carmichael, C. Hulme, +1 author Gemma Connell
  • Published 2008
  • Economics, Medicine
  • Feminist Economics
  • Abstract In the United Kingdom, informal carers look after relatives or friends who need extra support because of age, physical or learning disability, or illness. The burden of informal care work falls on women, who often care for longer hours and durations than men. This paper considers the impact that caring responsibilities have on women's employment. The research is based on a dedicated questionnaire and in-depth interviews with informal caregivers. The results suggest that carers… CONTINUE READING

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