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released: 28 Nov 2003

This report looks at factors that may affect the future supply of informal care. These include Australia's ageing population, an increase in female labour force participation, and changed living arrangements. The report was jointly funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing and the AIHW. Hard copies of this report will be available for sale shortly.

ISSN 1325-6025; ISBN 978 1 74024 333 9; Cat. no. AGE 32; 72pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (154K PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Acknowledgments
  • Sections
    1. Introduction (208K PDF)
      • Background
      • Factors affecting the future of informal care
    2. The methodology
      • Supply- and demand-based projections
      • The projection method
      • Measures and data sources
      • Constructing the scenarios
      • Outline of the report
    3. Informal care in 1998
      • Profile of carers
    4. Informal care in the future
      • Projected carers aged 10 - 24 years
      • Projected carers aged 25 - 59 years
      • Projected carers aged 60 or more years
    5. Projected total carer pools
    6. Conclusion
  • End matter

Recommended citation

Jenkins A, Rowland F, Angus P & Hales C 2003. The future supply of informal care 2003 to 2013: alternative scenarios. Cat. no. AGE 32. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 23 August 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467535>.

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