Journal article

The extent and predictors of discrepancy between provider and recipient reports of informal caregiving.

Sean Urwin, Yiu-Shing Lau, Gunn Grande, Matt Sutton

Social Science & Medicine | Elsevier BV | Published : 2021


Informal care research mainly relies upon carers reporting that they provide this type of care. Little is known about whether reports from recipients would produce similar information. We explore whether providers and recipients are in agreement with each other's reports of informal care at the extensive and intensive margin and whether particular characteristics of providers and recipients predict any discrepancies. Using data from the 2015-2017 wave of the UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS), we find that among those who reported receiving informal care a provider confirmed only 37.5% of these. Each additional restriction on activities and instrumental activities of daily living for a ..

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