Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/145775
Authors: 
Stroka, Magdalena
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2016: Demographischer Wandel - Session: Mental and Physical Health E09-V1
Abstract: 
This study evaluates the mental and physical strain experienced by informal caregivers. Econometric problems due to individuals selecting themselves in to informal care provision are tackled by using informative and detailed data from the largest sick ness fund in Germany and applying propensity score matching techniques. The fi ndings suggest tha t carers take more psychoactive drugs as well as analgesics and gastrointestinal agents. Thus, in formal caregiving appears to be a burdensome task with implications for both mental and physical health.
JEL: 
I10
D10
J10
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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