Who's going to care? Informal care and an ageing population

24 August 2004

By Richard Percival and Simon Kelly, NATSEM, 2004

The Brotherhood of St Laurence and The Myer Foundation supported this research into the future demand and supply of informal care for older Australians, prepared for Carers Australia by NATSEM, University of Canberra.

The authors predict a significant increase in the number of older persons needing informal care and a smaller increase in the number likely to be carers.

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