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Informal Care Giving and Market Labor Supply (in Japanese)

Miki Kohara

No 08J006, OSIPP Discussion Paper from Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University

Abstract: This paper examines how adult-children decide time spent providing nursing care to their parents and their working time in the market. Utilizing a unique survey containing information both on adult-children and their parents in Japan, we clarify whether or not adult-children fs supply of informal care would discourage their labor supply. We first find that the existence of inheritance that children expect to receive from their parents in the future is one of the important determinants of whether they provide nursing care to their parents. Controlled for this inheritance effect, children fs incentive to provide nursing care discourages their incentive to work, while children fs incentive to work does not affect their incentive to provide nursing care. The results imply that limiting access to market care services may decrease labor supply in Japan.

Keywords: Long-Term care; Informal care; Within-family time transfer; Market labor supply; Exchange Motive; Micro-data; Simultaneous-Decisions; Japan. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J22 J14 I18 C31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 25 pages
Date: 2008-04
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