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Richard Olsen

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9781861343642

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861343642.001.0001

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Children's involvement in domestic and ‘caring’ work: new insights

Children's involvement in domestic and ‘caring’ work: new insights

(p.69) Four Children's involvement in domestic and ‘caring’ work: new insights
Parenting and disability

Richard Olsen

Harriet Clarke

Policy Press

This chapter studies the extent of children's involvement in domestic and ‘caring’ work, as well as the context it takes place in. It explores the different factors that might influence the degree to which children are involved in domestic and caring responsibilities, and the nature of any involvement. The first few sections of the chapter examine what the quantitative data can reveal about the identification of children as ‘young carers’, including their involvement and relationship to certain variables. The second half of the chapter is focused on discussing the factors that influence the involvement of children in caring and other work.

Keywords:   children, involvement, domestic work, caring work, responsibilities, quantitative data, young carers

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