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Caring for the Elderly: The Role of Adult Children

In: Inquiries in the Economics of Aging

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  • Kathleen M. McGarry, 1998. "Caring for the Elderly: The Role of Adult Children," NBER Chapters, in: Inquiries in the Economics of Aging, pages 133-166, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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