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The impact of chronic illness on workforce participation and the need for assistance with household tasks and personal care by older Australians

Yen, Laurann; McRae, Ian; Jeon, Yun-Hee; Essue, Beverley; Herath, Pushpani


People, along with their families, feel the impact of chronic illness in many areas of their lives. It has been known that those with chronic illness leave the workforce earlier than their peers, have lower incomes and often need additional support to manage their health and lives. However, limited information is available about whether chronic illness is already present prior to retirement, or has developed subsequently. Similarly, we know little about what personal and household assistance is...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Health and Social Care in the Community
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2524.2011.00994.x


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