Household finances of Carer's Allowance recipients

Gillian Mary Parker, Caroline Glendinning, Anne Corden, Annie Louise Irvine, Susan Evelyn Clarke

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


This report presents findings from qualitative research into the experiences of people claiming or with an underlying entitlement to Carer's Allowance (CA). The findings are based on in-depth interviews with 44 people who claimed CA or had an underlying entitlement to it, in three areas of the UK in summer 2013. The aim of the research was to better understand the following research questions: • How is CA viewed in terms of the household budget, and does this vary by type of household? • How do recipients use CA and what would be the impact of non-receipt? • How does the use of CA vary depending on who is being cared for and where? • What led to the decision to claim CA? • Has receipt of CA had different impacts at different times of the caring career? • What impact has caring had on labour market participation?
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherDepartment for Work and Pensions
ISBN (Print)978-1-910219-32-4
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameDepartment for Work and Pensions Research Report


  • social security
  • benefits
  • Carer's Allowance
  • carers
  • household finances
  • caring
  • budget


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