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Informal Care and Labor Supply

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Forfattere:

Fevang, Elisabeth, Snorre Kverndokk, Knut Røed

År:

2008

Referanse:

HERO Skrifter
Nummer i serie: 8

Summary

Based on Norwegian register data we show that having a lone parent in the terminal phase of life significantly affects the offspring’s labor market activity. The employment propensity declines by around 1 percentage point among sons and 2 percentage points among daughters during the years just prior to the parent’s death, ceteris paribus. Long-term sickness absence increases sharply. The probability of being a long-term social security claimant (defined as being a claimant for at least three months during a year) rises with as much as 4 percentage points for sons and 2 percentage points for daughters. After the parent’s demise, earnings tend to rise for those still in employment while the employment propensity continues to decline. The higher rate of social security dependency persists for several years.

Nøkkelord:

Elderly care, labor supply, ageing, inheritance

JEL:

J14, J22

Prosjekt info:

Oppdragsgiver: Norges forskningsråd
Oppdragsgivers prosjektnr.:
Frisch prosjekt: 1135 - Den offentlige eldreomsorgens betydning for yrkesaktivitet blant våre eldste arbeidstakere

Kontakt:

knut.roed@frisch.uio.no

Finansiering:

Norges Forskningsråd