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Caring for their parent


  • Paula Albuquerque


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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  • Paula Albuquerque, 2006. "Caring for their parent," Working Papers Department of Economics 2006/16, ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, Universidade de Lisboa.
  • Handle: RePEc:ise:isegwp:wp162006

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    living arrangements; elderly; adult children.;

    JEL classification:

    • D19 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Other
    • J14 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped; Non-Labor Market Discrimination

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