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Mapping the future of family care: receipt of informal care by older people with disabilities in England to 2032

Cambridge University Press, on behalf of the Social Policy Association
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  • Hq The Family. Marriage. Woman
  • Hv Social Pathology. Social And Public Welfare. Criminology
  • Economics


Many long-term care systems in economically developed countries are reliant on informal care. However, in the context of population ageing, there are concerns about the future supply of informal care. This article reports on projections of informal care receipt by older people with disabilities from spouses and (adult) children to 2032 in England. The projections show that the proportions of older people with disabilities who have a child will fall by 2032 and that the extent of informal care in future may be lower than previously estimated. The policy implications, in the context of the Dilnot Commission's report, are explored.

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