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Measuring Child Work and Residence Adjustments to Parents'Long-Term Care Needs

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  • Steven Stern

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This article estimates the effects of various parent and child characteristics on the choice of care arrangements of the parent, taking inot account the potential endogeneity of some of the child chararcteristics. Three equations are estimated: a care choice equation, a child location equation, and a child work equation. Results suggest a hieracrchy of family decision making; child locations affect the care decision, which affect child work decisions. The results also question previous research attempting to explain causes of secular trends in long-term care.

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Paper provided by University of Virginia, Department of Economics in its series Virginia Economics Online Papers with number 386.

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Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:vir:virpap:386

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Keywords: caregiving; estimation methodology; siblings; proximity; causality;

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  1. Rainer, Helmut & Siedler, Thomas, 2009. "O brother, where art thou? The effects of having a sibling on geographic mobility and labour market outcomes," Munich Reprints in Economics, University of Munich, Department of Economics 19784, University of Munich, Department of Economics.
  2. Steven Stern & Tennille J. Neuharth, 2000. "Shared Caregiving Responsibilities of Adult Siblings with Elderly Parents," Virginia Economics Online Papers, University of Virginia, Department of Economics 323, University of Virginia, Department of Economics.
  3. García-Morán, Eva & Kuehn, Zoe, 2012. "With strings attached: Grandparent-provided child care, fertility, and female labor market outcomes," MPRA Paper 37001, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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