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    Intergenerational exchange


    Existing research has shown that almost half of mid-life individuals provide support to their parents/ parents-in-law and such experience is increasingly likely for future cohorts of individuals. However, beyond empirical analyses of carers' characteristics and patterns of support exchange, our understanding of the perspectives of carers who are supporting their parents/ parents-in-law, on their caring activity and how it interacts with other areas of life (eg. social participation, identity) remains limited. This project bridged this gap by linking quantitative and quantitative data from the National Child Development Study.


    Caring and Working in Mid-Life: A Trade-Off? The Social Policy Blog. 2022
    Blog article based on an article by Athina Vlachantoni, Ning Wang, Zhixin Feng and Jane Falkingham in the journal of Social Policy and Society, "Informal Care Provision and the Reduction of Economic Activity Among Mid-Life Carers in Great Britain - A Mixed-Methods Approach".

    Carers Count: The importance of Census data YouTube. 2021
    Professor Athina Vlachantoni features in this video produced by the ESRC-funded CIRCLE project on the use of the Census for understanding patterns of informal care.