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Do coresidency and financial transfers from the children reduce the need for elderly parents to works in developing countries?

Cameron, Lisa; Cobb-Clark, Deborah


Do elderly parents use coresidence with or financial transfers from children to reduce their own labour supply in old age? This paper is one of only a few studies that seeks to formally model elderly labour supply in the context of a developing country while taking into account coresidency with and financial transfers from children. We find little evidence that support from children-either through transfers or coresidency-substitutes for elderly parents' need to work. Thus, as in developed...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Population Economics
DOI: 10.1007/s00148-006-0105-8


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