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Aides aux parents âgés et allocation intra-familiale

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  • Mohamed Jellal
  • François-Charles Wolff

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In this paper, we examine how children care for their elderly parents and the motives of these family transfers, accounting for interactions between parents and their different children. We study a theoretical model of intergenerational transfers based on altruism, where siblings care for their parents (a public good). Decisions of upstream assistance are analysed using data from a trigenerational survey. Econometric results, which control for unobserved heterogeneity within families using fixed effects, show that time-related transfers to elders mainly depend on the parental needs and the children?s availability. Transfer behaviors from children are rather independent from each other: there does not exist any positive or negative competition within siblings when caring for elderly. Classification JEL : D1, D64, J14

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Article provided by Presses de Sciences-Po in its journal Revue économique.

Volume (Year): 53 (2002)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 863-885

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Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_534_0863

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  1. Mohamed JELLAL & François-Charles WOLFF, 2005. "Dynamique des transferts intergénérationnels et effet de démonstration," Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, ENSAE, issue 77, pages 81-107.
  2. Roméo Fontaine & Agnès Gramain & Jérôme Wittwer, 2007. "Family Assistance Configurations for Dependent Older People in Europe," Economie et Statistique, Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques, vol. 403, pages 97-115, December.
  3. Fontaine, Roméo & Gramain, Agnès & Wittwer, Jérôme, 2007. "Les configurations d'aide familiales mobilisées autour des personnes âgées dépendantes en Europe," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/1801, Paris Dauphine University.
  4. Fontaine, Roméo & Gramain, Agnès & Wittwer, Jérôme, 2009. "Providing Care for an Elderly Parent: Interactions Among Siblings ?," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/1879, Paris Dauphine University.

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