Research Brief 8: Employment Outcomes and Paid Leave for Caregivers of Children with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

Description

A brief examining a Family and Individual Needs for Disability Supports (FINDS) survey subsample of 388 caregivers of minor children with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD), ages 0-17. The FINDS survey was conducted in 2017 by ICI's Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL) and The Arc of the United States. All parents face challenges balancing work, child-rearing, and family responsibilities. However, the brief concludes that parents of children with IDD often perform caregiving duties related to their child's disability beyond what is typical for child-rearing. Caring for children with IDD can have negative impacts on work, and ultimately the family's economic health.

Details

Date
Fall 2018 
Type
Brief 
Publisher
University of Illinois Chicago
Co-publisher
The Arc of the United States
Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL)

Topics

  • Community life
    • Parenting and family relationships
    • Specific disability
      • Intellectual/developmental disability (IDD)
      • Specific life stage
        • Adults
          • Children