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Family Support of the Elderly and Female Labour Supply: Trade-Offs among Caregiving, Financial Transfers, and Work—Evidence from the US Health and Retirement Survey

Sarah Harper

in Families in Ageing Societies

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780199251162
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602740 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199251169.003.0008
 Family Support of the Elderly and Female Labour Supply: Trade-Offs among Caregiving, Financial Transfers, and Work—Evidence from the US Health and Retirement Survey

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This chapter examines the relationship between labour supply, time help to parents, and financial assistance to parents for a sample of American women aged 53 to 63. Women who helped their parents with personal care assistance worked fewer hours than those who did not. Women who provided financial assistance worked longer hours.

Keywords: elder care; women; caregiving; labour supply; financial assistance; parent care

Chapter.  10381 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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