Exploring disability, family formation and break-up: reviewing the evidence

Clarke, Harriet and McKay, Steve (2008) Exploring disability, family formation and break-up: reviewing the evidence. Technical Report. HMSO, London.

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Exploring disability, family formation and break-up: Reviewing the evidence
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The overall aim of the project is to assess patterns of family formation and change where families include a disabled adult or a disabled child and the primary focus is on family units which include a dependent child. The research involves
assessing currently available literature and conducting data analysis to explore the
experience of relationship breakdown in families which include a disabled person,
and examining whether there are associations that can be highlighted between
disability experiences and relationship transitions. There is little British evidence looking at the effect that being a disabled adult, or having a disabled child, has on rates of family break-up or on re-partnering or having children. This study fills this
significant gap in our knowledge.

Keywords:disability, family formation, family break-up
Subjects:L Social studies > L400 Social Policy
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:8106
Deposited On:18 Mar 2013 13:50

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