Pickard, Linda

Dr Linda Pickard  

Department

Position held

Principal Research Fellow

 

Principal Research Fellow

 

Experience keywords:

future projections of unpaid care; intergenerational care; long-term care policy; older people; social policy; unpaid care; working and caring

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Dr Linda Pickard is a Senior Research Fellow at the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the London School of Economics (LSE). Linda’s research is primarily concerned with unpaid care provided by family or friends to people with long-term care needs. Linda is currently leading a research project funded by the School for Social Care Research, entitled 'Overcoming Barriers: Unpaid Care and Employment'.

Linda has, in collaboration with colleagues at the LSE and elsewhere, conducted research on projections of unpaid care in future in the UK and internationally. Linda has also completed work on unpaid care for the Office for National Statistics, the Audit Commission and the Royal Commission on Long Term Care.

Linda has a PhD in Social Policy from the LSE, an MPhil in Sociology from the University of Oxford and a BA (Hons) in Social & Political Science from the University of Cambridge.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Policy and Regulatory Bodies

Media experience:

Radio

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6214

Publications

2015

Pickard, Linda and King, Derek and Brimblecombe, Nicola and Knapp, Martin (2015) Social care services and carers’ employment: does 'replacement care' work?. In: NIHR School for Social Care Research Annual Conference, 24 March 2015, London, UK

Pickard, L. and King, D. and Brimblecombe, N. and Knapp, M. (2015) The effectiveness of paid services in supporting carers' employment in England Journal of Social Policy, 44 (3). 567-590. ISSN 0047-2794

Pickard, Linda (2015) A growing care gap? The supply of unpaid care for older people by their adult children in England to 2032 Ageing and Society, 35 (1). 96-123. ISSN 0144-686X

Pickard, Linda and King, Derek and Knapp, Martin (2015) The ‘visibility’ of unpaid care in England Journal of Social Work, online. 1-20. ISSN 1468-0173

2014

Pickard, Linda (2014) Can we save the Government £1.3 billion annually by supporting unpaid carers in employment?. In: SSCR Annual Conference 2014, Apr 2014, London, UK

2013

Brimblecombe, N. and Pickard, L. and King, D. and Knapp, M. (2013) Working and caring in England: initial results from a new survey of employees. In: British Society of Gerontology 42nd Annual conference, 11-13 Sep 2013, Oxford, UK

Hancock, Ruth and Malley, Juliette and Wittenberg, Raphael and Morciano, Marcello and Pickard, Linda and King, Derek and Comas-Herrera, Adelina (2013) The role of care home fees in the public costs and distributional effects of potential reforms to care home funding for older people in England Health Economics, Policy and Law, 8 (1). 47-73. ISSN 1744-1331

King, Derek and Pickard, Linda (2013) When is a carer's employment at risk?: longitudinal analysis of unpaid care and employment in midlife in England Health and Social Care in the Community, 21 (3). 303-314. ISSN 0966-0410

2012

Pickard, Linda and King, Derek (2012) Informal care supply and demand in Europe ENEPRI Research Report, Geerts, Joanna and Willemé, Peter and Mots, Esther, eds 116. ANCIEN, Brussels, Belgium. ISBN 9789461382023

Pickard, Linda and King, Derek (2012) Modelling the future supply of informal care for older people in Europe In: Geerts, Joanna and Willemé, Peter and Mot, Esther , (eds.) Long-Term Care Use and Supply in Europe: Projections for Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Poland. ENEPRI research report (116). ANCIEN, Belgium, 76-106. ISBN 9789461382023

Pickard, Linda and King, Derek and Geerts, Joanna and Willemé, Peter (2012) Conclusions: long-term care use and supply in Europe: projections for Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Poland In: Geerts, Joanna and Willemé, Peter and Mot, Esther , (eds.) Long-Term Care Use and Supply in Europe: Projections for Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Poland. ENEPRI research report (116). ANCIEN, Belgium, 114-129. ISBN 9789461382023

Pickard, Linda (2012) Helping carers to stay in employment would save the Exchequer over a billion pounds a year British Politics and Policy at LSE (24 Sep 2012) Blog entry

Pickard, Linda and Wittenberg, Raphael and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and King, Derek and Malley, Juliette (2012) Mapping the future of family care: receipt of informal care by older people with disabilities in England to 2032 Social Policy and Society, 11 (4). 533-545. ISSN 1475-7464

Pickard, Linda (2012) Substitution between formal and informal care: a ‘natural experiment’ in social policy in Britain between 1985 and 2000 Ageing and Society, 32 (7). 1147-1175. ISSN 0144-686X

2011

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Wittenberg, Raphael and Pickard, Linda (2011) From commission to commission: financing long-term care in England In: Courbage, Christophe and Costa-i-Font, Joan, (eds.) Financing Long-Term Care in Europe: Institutions, Markets and Models. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 151-169. ISBN 9780230249462

Pickard, Linda (2011) The supply of informal care in Europe Research Report , 94. European Network of Economic Policy Research Units (ENEPRI) . ISBN 9789461381224

Malley, Juliette and Hancock, Ruth and Murphy, Michael J. and Adams, John and Wittenberg, Raphael and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Curry, Chris and King, Derek and James, Sean and Morciano, Marcello and Pickard, Linda (2011) The effect of lengthening life expectancy on future pension and long-term care expenditure in England, 2007 to 2032 Health Statistics Quarterly, 52 (1). 33-61. ISSN 1465-1645

2010

Hancock, Ruth and Morciano, Marcello and Malley, Juliette and King, Derek and Pickard, Linda and Comas-Herrera, Adelina (2010) Care home fees and reform of the funding system for long-term care The Stationery Office , London, UK.

Jagger, Carol and Murphy, Michael J. and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Grundy, Emily and Hancock, Ruth and Pickard, Linda (2010) Demographic change and its implications for health, family support, need for care and pensions: results from the modelling ageing populations to 2030 (MAP2030) study The Gerontologist, 50 (S1). 303-303. ISSN 0016-9013

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Wittenberg, Raphael and Pickard, Linda (2010) The long road to universalism?: recent developments in the financing of long-term care in England Social Policy and Administration, 44 (4). 375-391. ISSN 0144-5596

King, D. and Balarajan, M. and Blake, M. and Darton, R. and Gray, M. and Hancock, R. and Henderson, C. and Jones, A. and Legard, R. and Malley, J. and Martin, A. and Morciano, M. and Mugford, M. and Pickard, L. and Shemilt, I. and Snell, T. and Wittenberg, R. (2010) Developing improved survey questions on older people's receipt of, and payment for, formal and informal care PSSRU discussion paper, 2764. Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU), Canterbury, UK.

Hancock, Ruth and Malley, Juliette and King, Derek and Pickard, Linda and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Morciano, Marcello (2010) Paying for long-term care potential reforms to funding long-term care: memorandum by the MAP2030 Research Group (SC 55) The Stationery Office, London, UK.

2009

Malley, Juliette and Hancock, Ruth and Wittenberg, Raphael and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and King, Derek and Morciano, Marcello and Pickard, Linda (2009) Housing assets and long-term care in England. In: 19th World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 5th - 9th July 2009, Paris, France

Pickard, Linda (2009) The future of informal care and its potential implications for social care policy House of Commons Health Committee , London, UK.

2008

Pickard, Linda (2008) Sources of informal care: comparison of ELSA and GHS PSSRU discussion paper, 2598. Personal Social Services Research Unit, London, UK.

Pickard, Linda (2008) Numbers of disabled adults who receive care from children and young people in England PSSRU discussion papers, DP 2623. PSSRU, London, UK.

Pickard, Linda (2008) Informal care for younger adults in England: current provision and issues in future supply, England 2005-2041 PSSRU discussion paper, 2513. Personal Social Services Research Unit, London, UK.

Pickard, Linda (2008) Informal care for older people provided by their adult children: projections of supply and demand to 2041 PSSRU discussion paper, 2515. Personal Social Services Research Unit, London, UK.

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Wittenberg, Raphael and Patxot, Concepció and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Gori, Cristiano and di Maio, Alessandra and Pickard, Linda and Pozzi, Alessandro and Rothgang, Heinz (2008) Projecting long-term care expenditure in four European Union member states: the influence of demographic scenarios Social Indicators Research, 86 (2). 303-321. ISSN 0303-8300

Wittenberg, Raphael and Malley, Juliette and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Fernández, José-Luis and King, Derek and Snell, Tom and Pickard, Linda (2008) Future demand for social care, 2005 to 2041: projections of demand for social care and disability benefits for younger adults in England: report to the Strategy Unit (Cabinet Office) and the Department of Health PSSRU discussion paper, 2512. PSSRU, London, UK .

Wittenberg, Raphael and Pickard, Linda and Malley, Juliette and King, Derek and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Darton, Robin (2008) Future demand for social care, 2005 To 2041: projections of demand for social care for older people in England: report to the Strategy Unit (Cabinet Office) and the Department of Health PSSRU discussion paper , 2514. PSSRU, London, UK .

2007

Pickard, Linda (2007) Unpaid care and the family In: Smallwood, Steve and Wilson, Ben, (eds.) Focus on Families. ONS, London, UK, 19-34. ISBN 9781403993236

Pickard, Linda (2007) Numbers of people providing informal care relevant to take-up of a care vouchers scheme for older people 2420. London School of Economics and Political Science, London.

Pickard, Linda and Wittenberg, Raphael and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and King, Derek and Malley, Juliette (2007) Care by spouses, care by children: projections of informal care for older people in England to 2031 Social Policy and Society, 6 (3). 353-366. ISSN 1475-3073

Pickard, Linda and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Costa-i-Font, Joan and Gori, Cristiano and di Maio, Alessandra and Patxot, Concepció and Pozzi, Alessandro and Rothgang, Heinz and Wittenberg, Raphael (2007) Modelling an entitlement to long-term care services for older people in Europe: projection for long-term care expenditure to 2050 Journal of European Social Policy, 17 (1). 33-48. ISSN 0958-9287

Wittenberg, Raphael and Hancock, R. and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and King, Derek and Malley, Juliette and Pickard, Linda and Juarez-Garcia, A. and Darton, R. (2007) PSSRU long-term care finance model and CARESIM: two linked UK models of long term care for older people In: Gupta, A. and Harding, A., (eds.) Modelling Our Future: Population Ageing Health and Aged Care. Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 497-504. ISBN 9780444530059

Wittenberg, Raphael and Hancock, Ruth and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and King, Derek and Malley, Juliette and Pickard, Linda and Juarez-Garcia, Ariadna and Darton, Robin (2007) Model 11: PSSRU Long-Term Care Finance Model and CARESIM: Two Linked UK Models of Long-Term Care for Older People International Symposia in Economic Theory and Econometrics, 16. 489-496. ISSN 1571-0386

Hancock, Ruth and Juarez-Garcia, Ariadna and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and King, Derek and Malley, Juliette and Pickard, Linda and Wittenberg, Raphael (2007) Winners and losers: assessing the distributional effects of long-term care funding regimes Social Policy and Society, 6 (3). 379-395. ISSN 1475-3073

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Wittenberg, Raphael and Pickard, Linda and Knapp, Martin (2007) Cognitive impairment in older people: future demand for long-term care services and the associated costs International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22 (10). 1037-1045. ISSN 0885-6230

2006

Pickard, Linda (2006) What are the most effective and cost-effective service for informal carers of older people? Research in Practice for Adults, Devon, UK.

Malley, Juliette and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Hancock, Ruth and Juarez-Garcia, Ariadna and King, Derek and Pickard, Linda (2006) Expenditure on social care for older people to 2026 King's Fund, London, UK.

Wittenberg, Raphael and Pickard, Linda and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and King, Derek (2006) Paying for long-term care for older people in the UK: modelling the cost and incidence of a range of options, report to the Nuffield Foundation Personal Social Services Research Unit, London, UK.

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and King, Derek and Malley, Juliette and Pickard, Linda and Wittenberg, Raphael and Darton, R (2006) Thirty-five years on: future demands for long-term care in England PSSRU Research Summary 35. London School of Economcis and Political Science, London, UK.

Hancock, R. and Pickard, Linda and Wittenberg, Raphael and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Juarez-Garcia, A. and King, Derek and Malley, Juliette (2006) Paying for long-term care for older people in the UK: modelling the costs and distributional effects of a range of options PSSRU research summary , 40. PSSRU, London, UK.

Wittenberg, Raphael and Malley, Juliette and Pickard, Linda and Comas-Herrera, Adelina (2006) Projections of future expediture on long-term care for older people Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics, S8. 49-53. ISSN 0303-9692

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Wittenberg, Raphael and Gori, Cristiano and Costa-i-Font, Joan and di Maio, Alessandra and Patxot, Concepció and Pickard, Linda and Pozzi, Alessandro and Rothgang, Heinz (2006) Future long-term care expenditure in Germany, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom Ageing and Society, 26 (2). 285-302. ISSN 1469-1779

Wittenberg, Raphael and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and King, Derek and Malley, Juliette and Pickard, Linda and Darton, Robin (2006) Future demand for long-term care, 2002 to 2041: projections of demand for long-term care for older people in England PSSRU discussion paper, 2330. Personal Social Services Research Unit, London, UK.

2005

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Wittenberg, Raphael and King, Derek and Pickard, Linda (2005) Projections of demand for long-term care in Norfolk to 2016 PSSRU discussion paper, 2146. Personal Social Services Research Unit, London, UK.

King, Derek and Wittenberg, Raphael and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Pickard, Linda (2005) Projections of demand for long-term care in Worcestershire to 2011 PSSRU discussion paper, 2144. Personal Social Services Research Unit, London, UK.

Malley, Juliette and Wittenberg, Raphael and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Pickard, Linda and King, Derek (2005) Long-term care expenditure for older people, projections to 2022 for Great Britain PSSRU discussion paper, 2252. Personal Social Services Research Unit.

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Casado, David and Wittenberg, Raphael and King, Derek and Pickard, Linda (2005) Projections of demand for long-term care for older people in Wales to 2030, by local authority PSSRU discussion paper, 2253. Personal Social Services Research Unit, London, UK.

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Wittenberg, Raphael and Pickard, Linda (2005) Making projections of public long-term care expenditure for European countries: a proposed methodology and data requirements. In: Understanding trends in disability among elderly populations and the implications of demographic and non- demographic factors for future health and long-term care costs, 21-22 Feb 2005, Brussels, Belgium

2004

Pickard, Linda (2004) Caring for older people and employment: a review of the literature prepared for the Audit Commission Public sector literature review, Audit Commission, London, UK.

Glendinning, Caroline and Davies, Bleddyn and Pickard, Linda and Comas-Herrera, Adelina (2004) Funding long-term care for older people: lessons from other countries Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York. ISBN 1859352057

Pickard, Linda (2004) The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of support and services to informal carers of older people: a review of the literature prepared for the Audit Commission Public sector literature review, Audit Commission, London, UK.

Knapp, Martin and Forder, Julien and Kendall, Jeremy and Pickard, Linda (2004) Social care for older people: the growth of independent sector provision in the UK In: Harper, Sarah, (ed.) Families in Ageing Societies A Multi-Disciplinary Approach. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199251162

Wittenberg, Raphael and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Pickard, Linda and Hancock, Ruth (2004) Future demand for long-term care in the UK. A summary of projections of long-term care finance for older people to 2051 Health and Ageing, 11. 2-4. ISSN 1605-8283

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Wittenberg, Raphael and Pickard, Linda (2004) Long-term care for older people in the United Kingdom: structure and challenges In: Knapp, Martin and Challis, David and Fernández, José-Luis and Netten, Ann, (eds.) Long-Term Care: Matching Resources and Needs. Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, 17-34. ISBN 9780754643418

2003

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Pickard, Linda and Wittenberg, Raphael (2003) Thirty years on: future demand for long-term care in England PSSRU research summary, 25. Personal Social Services Research Unit.

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Wittenberg, Raphael and Pickard, Linda (2003) Making projections of long-term care: examples and methodological issues PSSRU Discussion paper, 2004. London School of Economics and Political Science and University of Kent, London, UK.

Hancock, Ruth and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Wittenberg, Raphael and Pickard, Linda (2003) Who will pay for long-term care in the UK? Projections linking macro- and micro-simulation models Fiscal Studies, 24 (4). 387-426. ISSN 0143-5671

Pickard, Linda and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Costa-i-Font, Joan and Gori, Cristiano and di Maio, Alessandra and Rothgang, Heinz and Wittenberg, Raphael (2003) Modelling an entitlement to long-term care in Europe: projections for long-term care expenditure to 2050. In: 6th ESA Conference, 23-26 September 2003, Murcia, Spain

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Pickard, Linda and Wittenberg, Raphael and Davis, Bleddyn and Darton, Robin (2003) Future demand for long-term care 2001 to 2031: projections of demand for long-term care for older people in England PSSRU discussion paper, 1980. Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU), Canterbury, UK.

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Wittenberg, Raphael and Pickard, Linda and Knapp, Martin (2003) Cognitive impairment in older people: its implications for future demand for services and costs PSSRU Discussion Paper, 1728. Personal Social Services Research Unit, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Costa-i-Font, Joan and Gori, Cristiano and di Maio, Alessandra and Patxot, Concepció and Pickard, Linda and Pozzi, Alessandro and Rothgang, Heinz and Wittenberg, Raphael (2003) European study of long-term care expenditure: investigating the sensitivity of projections of future long-term care expenditure in Germany, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom to changes in assumptions about demography, dependency, informal care, formal ca PSSRU discussion paper, Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Wittenberg, Raphael, eds 1840. PSSRU, London, UK.

2002

Pickard, Linda (2002) A question of priorities House Magazine, 27 (977). ISSN 0309-0426

Pickard, Linda (2002) The decline of intensive intergenerational care of older people in Great Britain, 1985-1995 Population Trends (110). 31-41. ISSN 0307-4463

Wittenberg, Raphael and Hancock, Ruth and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Pickard, Linda (2002) Long-term care in the UK: options and analysis In: Brooks, Richard and Regan, Sue and Robinson, Peter M., (eds.) A New Contract for Retirement.. Institute for Public Policy Research, London, 87-117. ISBN 9781860301858

Wittenberg, Raphael and Hancock, Ruth and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Pickard, Linda (2002) Demand for long-term care in the UK: projections of long-term care finance for older people to 2051 In: Robinson, Peter and Brooks, Richard and Regan, Sue, (eds.) A New Contract for Retirement: Modelling Policy Options to 2050. Institute for Public Policy Research , London, UK. ISBN 9781860301858

2001

Pickard, Linda (2001) Carer break or carer-blind? Policies for informal carers in the UK Social Policy and Administration, 35 (4). 441-458. ISSN 0144-5596

Knapp, Martin and Forder, Julien and Kendall, Jeremy and Pickard, Linda (2001) Le prestazioni assistenziali nel regno unito: la crescita del settore indipendente L'assistenza Sociale, 4. 275-303. ISSN 0392-1026

Wittenberg, Raphael and Pickard, Linda and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Davies, Bleddyn and Darton, Robin (2001) Demand for long-term care for older people in England to 2031 Health Statistics Quarterly (12). 5-17. ISSN 1465-1645

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Wittenberg, Raphael and Pickard, Linda (2001) Projections of demand for residential care for older people in England to 2020 PSSRU discussion papers, 1719. Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU), Canterbury, UK.

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Wittenberg, Raphael and Pickard, Linda and Knapp, Martin and Davies, Bleddyn (2001) Cognitive impairment: its implications for future demand for services and costs Mental Health Research Review, 8. 37-38. ISSN 1353-2650

Pickard, Linda and Wittenberg, Raphael and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Davies, Bleddyn and Darton, Robin (2001) The interface between informal and formal care of older people now and over the next 20 years. In: Health Trends Review Conference, 18-19 October 2001, London, UK

Pickard, Linda and Wittenberg, Raphael and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Davies, Bleddyn and Darton, Robin (2001) Community care for frail older people: analysis using the 1998/9 general household survey In: Tester, Susan and Archibald, C. and Rowlings, C. and Turner, S., (eds.) Quality in Later Life: Rights, Rhetoric and Reality. Proceedings of the British Society of Gerontology 30th Annual Conference. University of Stirling, Stirling, 201-206.

2000

Pickard, Linda (2000) The decline of intensive intergenerational care in Great Britain? The contribution of children towards informal care of elderly parents, 1985-1995 Proceedings of the British Society of Gerontology 29th Annual Conference.

Wittenberg, Raphael and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Pickard, Linda and Darton, Robin and Davies, Bleddyn (2000) Financing long-term care for elderly people. In: British Society of Gerontology 29th Annual Conference, 8 - 10 September 2000, Oxford, UK

Pickard, Linda and Wittenberg, Raphael and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Davies, Bleddyn and Darton, Robin (2000) Relying on informal care in the new century? Informal care for elderly people in England to 2031 Ageing and Society, 20 (6). 745-772. ISSN 0144-686X

1999

Pickard, Linda (1999) Policy options for informal carers of elderly people In: Sutherland, Stewart, (ed.) With Respect to Old Age: Long Term Care: Rights and Responsibilities. a Report by the Royal Commission on Long Term Care. The Stationery Office, London, UK.

1998

Rink, Elizabeth and Sims, Jane and Walker, Rebecca and Pickard, Linda (1998) Hospital care at home: an evaluation of a scheme for orthopaedic patients Health and Social Care in the Community, 6 (3). 158-163. ISSN 1365-2524

1997

Wittenberg, Raphael and Davies, Bleddyn and Pickard, Linda (1997) Alternative strategies for financing community and long-term care: the British debate In: Davies, G.R. and Mykita, L.T. and Andrews, M.M. and Pearson, S.A. and Gregory, A.J. and Hagger, J.C., (eds.) Ageing Beyond 2000: One World, One Future. World Congress of Gerontology, Adelaide, 211-212. ISBN 0646327828

Sims, Jane and Rink, Elizabeth and Walker, Rebecca and Pickard, Linda (1997) The introduction of a hospital at home service: a staff perspective Journal of Interprofessional Care, 11 (2). 217-225. ISSN 1356-1820

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