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Project 11: Embracing Carers Data

We obtained data from the Carer Well-Being Index, a global study commissioned by Embracing Carers in twelve countries, including: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, Brazil, Taiwan, India and China. The dataset is nationally representative of each country. The data was collected in 2020 online or over the phone from September 3 to October 27, and included questions related to carer well-being and possible ways unpaid carers are harmed during COVID19. Unpaid carers were defined as those caring for someone with a long-term illness, physical disability, or cognitive/mental condition. In total, the data includes 6313 CEs while 479 in Canadian sample. Our analysis compares results across the twelve participating countries, with specific interest placed on countries in the G7 and Australia due to similar levels of economic development, as well as having somewhat similar strategies, goals, and policy initiatives with respect to caring.


BA Jerry Wu

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J. Wu, A. Williams, L. Wang, N. Henningsen, P. Kitchen. (2023). Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on carer-employees’ well-being: a twelve-country comparison, Wellbeing, Space and Society, Volume 4. Click here to access full article. .