DOBSON, MIDDLETON and BEARDSWORTH, 2001. The impact of childhood disability on family life. York : Joseph Rowntree Foundation
This is the second report of a study funded by
the Joseph Rowntree Foundation that explored
the costs to parents of bringing up a child with a severe disability. The first report, Paying to Care(Dobson and Middleton, 1998), described a
minimum budget standard, which is the
minimum amount that parents believed to be
necessary to bring up a child with severe
disabilities. This report describes the actual
spending patterns of parents on 182 children
with severe disabilities, and presents a detailed
examination of how much parents actually
spend on bringing up a severely disabled child.
Fieldwork was conducted during 1997–98 and
so all figures presented have been up-rated to
2000 by the Retail Price Index.
This report is also available at: http://www.jrf.org.uk/bookshop/eBooks/1859352898.pdf