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The impact of childhood disability on family life

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posted on 09.11.2006 by Barbara M. Dobson, Sue Middleton, Alan D. Beardsworth
This is the second report of a study funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation that explored the costs to parents of bringing up a child with a severe disability. The first report, Paying to Care(Dobson and Middleton, 1998), described a minimum budget standard, which is the minimum amount that parents believed to be necessary to bring up a child with severe disabilities. This report describes the actual spending patterns of parents on 182 children with severe disabilities, and presents a detailed examination of how much parents actually spend on bringing up a severely disabled child. Fieldwork was conducted during 1997–98 and so all figures presented have been up-rated to 2000 by the Retail Price Index.
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DOBSON, MIDDLETON and BEARDSWORTH, 2001. The impact of childhood disability on family life. York : Joseph Rowntree Foundation

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© Joseph Rowntree Foundation

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2001

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This report is also available at: http://www.jrf.org.uk/bookshop/eBooks/1859352898.pdf

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1859352898

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