Who cares? The cost of caring in Australia 2002 to 2005


Care for the elderly is set to join child care as a major issue for our community, particularly in light of the push to increase women’s participation in the workforce, and the fact that the majority of carers are women. As a result, according to Sharyn Lymer, Richard Percival and Ann Harding, we face a double-edged demographic sword as our population ages – not enough tax-paying workers and not enough carers.

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