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

Cameron, Lisa A; Cobb Clark, Deborah A


What drives the labor supply decisions of the elderly in developing countries? To what extent do elderly parents use coresidence with or financial transfers from children to reduce their own labor supply in old age? These questions are increasingly important because populations in many developing countries are rapidly aging. A clear understanding of the relationships between different means of support in old age is crucial to the development of sensible policy responses. This paper is one of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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