Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/113152
Authors: 
Korfhage, Thorben
Geyer, Johannes
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2015: Ökonomische Entwicklung - Theorie und Politik - Session: Labor Supply B18-V3
Abstract: 
Germany introduced a new mandatory insurance for long-term care in 1995. It replaced a system based on means-tested transfers. The new scheme made it easier for households to draw benefits and to organize informal care. We exploit this reform as a natural experiment and examine its effect on the labor supply of caregivers who live in the same household as the care recipient. We find strong negative results for male labor supply but not for women. We conduct a set of robustness tests and our results prove to be stable.
JEL: 
J22
H31
I18
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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