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Informal care and labor market participation

Leigh, Andrew


Understanding the effect of informal care for an elderly or disabled person on labor market outcomes is important for developing policies targeted towards caregivers. However, because of omitted variables bias, simple cross-sectional relationships may provide a misleading picture of the causal impact of informal care provision on labor force status. To address this, I use panel data for the period 2001-2007, which make it possible to track the same individuals over time, and observe how their...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Labour Economics
DOI: 10.1016/j.labeco.2009.11.005


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