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The impact of childhood disability on family life

By Barbara Dobson, Sue Middleton and Alan D. Beardsworth


This report is also available at: is the second report of a study funded by\ud the Joseph Rowntree Foundation that explored\ud 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\ud minimum budget standard, which is the\ud minimum amount that parents believed to be\ud necessary to bring up a child with severe\ud disabilities. This report describes the actual\ud spending patterns of parents on 182 children\ud with severe disabilities, and presents a detailed\ud examination of how much parents actually\ud spend on bringing up a severely disabled child.\ud Fieldwork was conducted during 1997–98 and\ud so all figures presented have been up-rated to\ud 2000 by the Retail Price Index

Publisher: © Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Year: 2001
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