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Intra-household Competition for Care: The Role of Bequest-regulating Social Norms

Elisabetta Magnani (), Garima Verma () and Anu Rammohan ()
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Elisabetta Magnani: School of Economics and ARC Centre for Population Ageing Research, Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales
Garima Verma: The Allen Consulting Group, Sydney, and School of Economics, The Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales
Anu Rammohan: Department of Economics, The Business School, University of Western Australia

No 201206, Working Papers from ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales

Abstract: We model the allocation of time resources by adult children between competing caring activities - those towards coresiding elderly and those towards coresiding children. We test the implications of our model for children's school performance by focusing on Indonesia, a country characterized by heterogeneity in social norms, population ageing and reliance on the family for elderly support. Specifically, we exploit the unique richness of the Indonesian Family Life Survey (IFLS) (Wave 2 to Wave 4) to find robust evidence of a negative impact on children's school achievement of social norms regulating elderly bequests to coresiding adult carers.

Keywords: Intra-household care-giving; children’s education; social norms; co-residence with elderly (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D1 I2 J2 O1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-age, nep-dem and nep-sea
Date: 2012-05
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