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Individual and Geographic Factors in the Formation of Care Networks in the UK

Citation
Bell D & Rutherford AC (2013) Individual and Geographic Factors in the Formation of Care Networks in the UK. Population, Space and Place, 19 (6), pp. 727-737. https://doi.org/10.1002/psp.1792

Abstract
This paper argues that geography plays a crucial role in the formation of care networks. The role of informal carers will become increasingly important as the population ages and a better understanding of the drivers and outcome of these locational decisions is important. We use data from the British Household Panel Survey to explore the characteristics of common forms of care network; to investigate the factors that may influence the type of care network formed when a need for care is identified and to examine the role of space in the formation of care networks. Our results show the importance of both individual and geographic factors in network formation.

Keywords
social networks; long-term care; demographic change; ageing; Great Britain. National Health Service;National health services Great Britain;Medical policy Great Britain;National Health Programs Great Britain;Health Policy Great Britain.

Journal
Population, Space and Place: Volume 19, Issue 6

StatusPublished
Author(s)Bell, David; Rutherford, Alasdair C
FundersEconomic and Social Research Council
Publication date30/11/2013
Date accepted by journal08/02/2013
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/12877
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
ISSN1544-8444
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