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The European voice for informal carers

Socioeconomic condition of informal carers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Our colleagues from the European Center for Social Welfare policy and Research carried out a survey of 2,000 respondents aged 20-64 in Austria in June/July 2020 on the socioeconomic condition of informal carers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to the challenge of combining care responsibilities with employment, informal carers are often vulnerable to reducing their labour market attachment, or leaving the job market entirely, and subsequently sacrificing income. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting employment cuts, informal carers may have been particularly vulnerable to deterioration in their socioeconomic situation.

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