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Situation économique et qualité de vie des aidants aux malades atteints de démence sénile de type Alzheimer

  • Colvez, Alain
  • Cozette, Elisabeth
  • Gramain, Agnès
  • Joël, Marie-Eve

This article presents the results of an inquiry financed by the European Commission focused on the economic situation and the quality of life of the informal caregivers of demented elderly. The inquiry integrates 272 caregivers participating to six innovating care programs which include the caregivers. The original data describes the production of care, the cost and the financing of care, and the impact of professional care on the caregivers' quality of life. Two econometric models specify the determinants of care time and expenditures made by the caregiver and confirm the existence of an economic rationality in the care behavior.

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Paper provided by Paris Dauphine University in its series Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine with number 123456789/12306.

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Date of creation: Feb 2000
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Publication status: Published in Revue économique, 2000, Vol. 51, no. numéro spécial. pp. 163-184.Length: 21 pages
Handle: RePEc:dau:papers:123456789/12306
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