Women as carers

Clearinghouse Connector – May 2010

This edition of the Clearinghouse Connector profiles information resources that explore the issue of women as carers.


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Women as carers overview

A profile of carers in Australia

Disability, ageing and carers: Summary of findings

Australia’s welfare 2009 Chapter 5: Carers and informal care


Health and economic impact of caring

Determinants of the labour force status of female carers

Women carers in financial stress report: Lifetime health and economic consequences of caring: Modelling health and economic prospects of female carers in Australia

Lifetime economic consequences to women informal carers in Australia

The impact of the provision of informal care on Australian labour force participation behaviour

The nature and impact of caring for family members with a disability in Australia

The wellbeing of Australians: Carer health and wellbeing

Gener impact assessment: Women and informal caregiving


Economic value of caring

The economic value of informal care


Young carers

Young carers in Australia: Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of their care giving

Young carers: Their characteristics and geographical distribution


Carer needs and supports

Effective caring: A synthesis of the international evidence on carer needs and interventions

What carers value: Review of carer literature and practice


Carer policy and frameworks

Recognising and supporting care relationships: A Department of Human Services policy framework

Carer Recognition Bill 2010

Who cares? Report on the inquiry into better support for carers


Related websites

Carers Australia


How our Clearinghouse can help you

Women’s Health Victoria’s Clearinghouse has a wealth of information on gender in health in various forms. Our experienced health and information professionals can assist you to access this information.


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