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Labor Supply in the Terminal Stages of Lone Parents' Lives

Sammendrag

Based on Norwegian register data we show that having a lone parent in the terminal stage of life affects the offspring’s labor market activity. The employment propensity declines by around ½-1 percentage point among sons and 4 percentage points among daughters during the years prior to the parent’s death, ceteris paribus. After the parent’s demise, employment picks up again and earnings rise for both sons and daughters. Reliance on sickness insurance and other social security transfers increases significantly during the terminal stages of the parent’s life. For sons, the claimant rate remains at a higher level long after the parent’s demise.

Om publikasjonen

Forfattere:

Fevang, E., S. Kverndokk and K. Røed

År:

2012

Tidsskrift:

Journal of Population Economics

Serie:

Vitenskapelige tidsskrift

JEL:

J14, J22

Nøkkelord:

Elderly care, labor supply, ageing, inheritance

Prosjekt:

1135 - Den offentlige eldreomsorgens betydning for yrkesaktivitet blant våre eldste arbeidstakere

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