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Families with a young child with a disability

Australian Bureau of Statistics,

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Families with at least one young child with a disability have a variety of different experiences and circumstances but tend to have lower socioeconomic status, labour force participation and income than other families with young children. This may be partly due to the larger size of families with a child with a disability. In 2003, 13% of families in Australia with children aged 0-14 years had a child with a disability. This article examines the characteristics of these families and the effect the caring role has on relationships.

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Journal/Publication : Australian Social Trends, 2008

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Economic participation, Social relationships

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