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Caring for their parent

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  • Paula Albuquerque

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Should someone with more adult children expect to have further chances of avoiding institutionalisation in old age than someone with fewer children? Should an aging population build more institutions for the elderly, including for the elderly with children? We show that population aging – as the motive for the reduction of the number of children to every parent – does not imply that the elderly with adult children will have to rely more on institutions when they need long-term care.

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Paper provided by ISEG - School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, University of Lisbon in its series Working Papers Department of Economics with number 2006/16.

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Date of creation: 2006
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Handle: RePEc:ise:isegwp:wp162006

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