Counting Young Carers in Switzerland - A Study of Prevalence

Leu, Agnes and Frech, Marianne and Wepf, Hannah and Sempik, Joe and Joseph, Stephen and Helbling, Laura and Moser, Urs and Becker, Saul and Jung, Corinna. (2019) Counting Young Carers in Switzerland - A Study of Prevalence. Children & Society, 33 (1). pp. 53-67.

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An online survey of children in school grades 4-9 (mostly aged 10-15) was conducted in order to determine the prevalence of young carers in Switzerland using a 2‐stage stratified sampling approach. 4082 respondents were drawn from 230 schools. A total of 3991 respondents were included in the analysis and of these 307 (7.7%) were identified as young carers. The population estimate of prevalence was 7.9 per cent. This suggests that there are around 38 400 young carers in school grades 4-9 in Switzerland. Extrapolating to the 9-16 age group gives a figure of almost 51 500.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Ehemalige Einheiten Public Health > Medizin- und Gesundheitsethik (Reiter-Theil)
UniBasel Contributors:Leu, Agnes
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:National Children's Bureau
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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