This project analysed three interconnected aspects of young carers’ life circumstances:
- the costs incurred by young carers in relation to education, training, labour force participation and access to market income; social and friendship activities; and health and well-being
- the private and public benefits of the reciprocal relationships of obligation and interdependence in which their care relationships are embedded
- the social policies that impact upon young carers and their families.
Australian Research Council - Linkage Program
Deborah Mitchell (ANU), Samia Michail (formerly SPRC)
Cass, B., Brennan, D., Thomson, C., Hill, T., Purcal, C., Hamilton, M., and Adamson, E. (2011). 'Young carers: Social policy impacts of the caring responsibilities of children and young adults (PDF)' (PDF)