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

  • 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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