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The life course: dimensions of change in parenting and disability

Richard Olsen and Harriet Clarke

in Parenting and disability

Published by Policy Press

Published in print April 2003 | ISBN: 9781861343642
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302902 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861343642.003.0005
The life course: dimensions of change in parenting and disability

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This chapter views the experiences of disabled parents of raising their children from a life-course perspective. It considers the changing problems and choices that are faced by disabled parents, including decisions about having children, changes to family composition and parental impairment, and their plans for the future. It is noted that change is important to understand parenting and disability.

Keywords: change; dimensions; family composition; parental impairment; life course

Chapter.  11173 words. 

Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine

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