Health and the double burden of full-time work and informal care provision — Evidence from administrative data
AbstractWe analyze the relationship between health and the double burden of both informal care provision and full-time work using administrative data from the second biggest German sickness fund. We have information on more than 7000 caregivers over a period of three years and apply linear panel data and two-part models. As outcome measures we use detailed information on the prescription of five types of drugs. We find that individuals who provide care and also work full-time have a significantly higher consumption of antidepressant drugs and tranquilizers than those who work only. This is mostly driven by an increase in the extensive margin of drug intake.
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Volume (Year): 24 (2013)
Issue (Month): C ()
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Informal care; Double burden; Drugs; Fixed-effects; Administrative data;
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- Hendrik Schmitz & Matthias Westphal, 2013.
"Short- and Medium-Term Effects of Informal Care Provision on Health,"
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- Hendrik Schmitz & Matthias Westphal, 2013. "Short- and Medium-term Effects of Informal Care Provision on Health," Ruhr Economic Papers 0426, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universität Dortmund, Universität Duisburg-Essen.
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