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Reasons for leaving work to provide family unpaid care in the UK 2016

This graph details the motives of unpaid carers for leaving work in order to maintain the unpaid care for a family member in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2016. Almost three quarters of the respondent group stated that they had quit work due to the stress of juggling work. Further 23 percent of respondent’s declared that they were unable to negotiate suitable working hours.

Reasons for leaving employment in order to provide full-time unpaid care in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2016

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Release date

May 2016


United Kingdom

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financially struggling unpaid carers.

Supplementary notes

Multiple answers were possible. Therefore percentage points exceed 100 percent.

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