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Informal Care Giving and Market Labor Supply (in Japanese)

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  • Miki Kohara

    (Associate Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP))

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This paper examines how adult-children decide time spent providing nursing care to their parents and their working time in the market. Utilizing a unique survey containing information both on adult-children and their parents in Japan, we clarify whether or not adult-children fs supply of informal care would discourage their labor supply. We first find that the existence of inheritance that children expect to receive from their parents in the future is one of the important determinants of whether they provide nursing care to their parents. Controlled for this inheritance effect, children fs incentive to provide nursing care discourages their incentive to work, while children fs incentive to work does not affect their incentive to provide nursing care. The results imply that limiting access to market care services may decrease labor supply in Japan.

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  • Miki Kohara, 2008. "Informal Care Giving and Market Labor Supply (in Japanese)," OSIPP Discussion Paper 08J006, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University.
  • Handle: RePEc:osp:wpaper:08j006
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    Keywords

    Long-Term care; Informal care; Within-family time transfer; Market labor supply; Exchange Motive; Micro-data; Simultaneous-Decisions; Japan.;

    JEL classification:

    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
    • J14 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped; Non-Labor Market Discrimination
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • C31 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models

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