Family Caregivers: Disability, Illness, and Ageing

By Hilary Schofield; Sidney Bloch et al. | Go to book overview

2
A PROFILE OF CARERS AND
CARE-RECIPIENTS

CHARACTERISTICS OF CARERS

The Victorian Carers Program created what was for the time a comprehensive socio-demographic profile of Australian carers. 1 Consistent with this generic focus, the findings of Stage 1 of our survey reflected a heterogeneity of carers and a diversity of caregiving roles and circumstances. There were both men and women carers, but, not surprisingly, women predominated. Caregivers covered a large range of ages from fifteen to 80, but consistent with other research most fell in the middle age-ranges, with two-thirds between 30 and 59. Over three-quarters were married or living with a partner. Although a quarter were employed full-time, most were not in paid employment (Table 2.1, p. 256).

Ethnicity is a key indicator of cultural diversity in caregiving (see Chapter 4). A total of 181 caregivers (18% of the total sample) (including 35 who did not speak English) were born in one of over 35 non-English-speaking countries. This figure compares with 17% of the Victorian population born in such countries. 2 Fifty-nine per cent lived in metropolitan Melbourne, with the remaining 41% spread throughout Victoria, but mainly in provincial cities or large rural towns.

There was diversity in carers' relationship to the person they were looking after. The largest group were adult offspring, mostly daughters, caring for parents. Next came those caring for a spouse or partner of which most were wives caring for their husbands. The next largest group were parents, again mostly mothers, caring for children. The

-14-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Family Caregivers: Disability, Illness, and Ageing
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
/ 342

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.