Gender differentiation in intergenerational care-giving and migration choices
Oded Stark and
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Ewa Cukrowska-Torzewska
No 104, University of Tübingen Working Papers in Business and Economics from University of Tuebingen, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, School of Business and Economics
We weave together care-giving, gender, and migration. We hypothesize that daughters who are mothers have a stronger incentive than sons who are fathers to demonstrate to their children the appropriate way of caring for one's parents. The reason underlying this hypothesis is that women on average live longer than men, they tend to marry men who are older than they are and, thus, they are more likely than men to spend their last years without a spouse. Because it is more effective and less costly to care for parents if they live nearby, daughters with children do not move as far away from the parental home as sons with children or childless offspring. Data on the distance between the children's location and the parents' location extracted from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), in conjunction with data on selected demographic characteristics and institutional indicators taken from Eurostat, the OECD, and the World Bank, lend support to our hypothesis: compared to childless daughters, childless sons, and sons who are fathers, daughters who are mothers choose to live closer to their parents' home.
Keywords: Demonstration of care-giving across generations; Gender differentiation; Migration distance from the parental home (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D10 D64 J13 J14 J16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-age, nep-eur, nep-gen, nep-hea and nep-mig
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