A comparison of negative financial events experienced by carers and non-carers following onset of the Great Recession

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  • 1 University of Texas, USA
  • | 2 University of Southern California, USA
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This study compares carers and non-carers as regards experiences of harmful financial events during and immediately after the Great Recession. Carer status was associated with experiencing more negative financial events since the Great Recession began, even after controlling for covariates in a negative binomial regression. Carers had higher odds of reporting: job loss; moving in with family and friends to save money; and selling possessions to make ends meet. Compared to non-carers, carers were more likely to experience adverse financial events during and following the Great Recession.

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  • 1 University of Texas, USA
  • | 2 University of Southern California, USA

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