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Caroline Glendinning and Peter A. Kemp

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781861348562

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861348562.001.0001

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The costs of caring for a disabled child

The costs of caring for a disabled child

Chapter:
(p.49) Five The costs of caring for a disabled child
Source:
Cash and care
Author(s):

Jan Pahl

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861348562.003.0005

This chapter draws together 20 years of research in Britain on the costs of caring for a child with a disability and reflects upon the impact of that research on policy in the UK, in particular policy related to financial support. It begins by reviewing some of the work that has been done on the link between research and policy. Over the past 20 years there have been real changes in social security benefits for disabled children, in terms of the reasons for which they are paid, the amounts paid, and the person to whom they are paid. Research provided a bedrock of information on which government departments, the media, voluntary organizations, and think-tanks could build.

Keywords:   child care, disabled children, disability, financial support, social security, social research

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