Employment disadvantage and associated factors for informal carers of adults with mental illness: are they like other disability carers?
Sandra Diminic, Emily Heilscher and Meredith Harris from QCMHR have recently published an article that examines the employment disadvantage for informal carers of those with mental illness.
The study analysed the employment patterns of co-resident mental health carers in Australia. Results showed that more mental health carers were unemployed than non-carers and more likely to work less than 16 hours a week.
In comparison to carers of people with physical or cognitive disabilities no differences were found, except that mental health carers were more likely to work lower-skilled jobs.