Labor Supply in the Terminal Stages of Lone Parents' Lives
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Fevang, E., S. Kverndokk and K. Røed
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.
Elderly care, labor supply, ageing, inheritance
Project:Oppdragsgiver: Norges forskningsråd
Frisch prosjekt: 1135 - The public long term care and its effect on labour market participation for elderly workers