Long-term care of the disabled elderly: Do children increase caregiving by spouses? (2008)
A working paper (No. 14328) from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) examines whether adult children affect the care elderly parents provide each other. provides two models in which the anticipated behavior of adult children provides incentives for elderly parents to increase care for their disabled spouses. It concludes that spouses provide more care when they have children with strong parental attachment.
Organization: National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Author L. E. Pezzin, R. A. Pollak, B. S. Schone
Date September 2008
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