Relatives, Friends and Strangers: The Links Between Voluntary Activity, Sociability and Care Wilkinson, Jennifer en_US Bittman, Michael en_US 2021-11-25T12:35:02Z 2021-11-25T12:35:02Z 2003 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper draws on an analysis of data from the study of time-diaries (the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Time Use Surveys) to examine the connection between sociability and care. Using information on the behaviour of carers our findings are consistent with the social capital approach. We have found that there is a regular pattern of differences between co-residential carers and those who do not live in the same household as the care recipient. Co-residential carers mostly offer assistances spouses, children or parents. Their activities show strong evidence of being constrained by the ‘burdens’ of care, focusing leisure on home-based activities like watching television and are far less likelihood to socialise with others beyond their own household. Alternatively, caring for someone in another household is associated with less time watching television, increased participation in informal and formal voluntary work and increased propensity towards public sociability. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 0733420664 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1447-8978 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SPRC Discussion Paper en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.title Relatives, Friends and Strangers: The Links Between Voluntary Activity, Sociability and Care en_US
dc.type Working Paper en
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unsw.identifier.doi Sydney en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofworkingpapernumber 125 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Wilkinson, Jennifer, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Bittman, Michael, Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US Social Policy Research Centre *
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