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Long term carers have low incomes, says study

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 14 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:81

Many people who look after sick or disabled relatives or friends for at least 10 years are financially disadvantaged, say researchers from the Age Concern Institute of Gerontology in London. Compared with non-carers and those who have provided care for less than 10 years long term carers have lower average incomes, are more dependent on means tested welfare benefits, have less invested in occupational pension schemes, and have less wealthy families.

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