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Caregiver Supports

Historically, caregiving relationships and carers have been given limited visibility and been little valued in academic cultures. With the expansion of higher education systems and diversification of the higher education population in many parts of the world since the 1960s, support to caregivers, staff and students included has become more widespread. However, the provision remains diverse across countries and institutions. Various approaches prevail, which are more or less effective in providing support to caregivers and challenging academic practices and policies geared towards students and staff with no caring responsibilities. This entry provides historical and contextual information on academic cultures and caregivers, before turning to the experiences of caregivers and the support available, including in relation to parental leave. It then explores three prevailing approaches to ...

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