Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/78239
Authors: 
Schmitz, Hendrik
Westphal, Matthias
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 569
Abstract: 
This paper estimates the effect of informal care provision on female caregiver's health. We use data from the German Socio-economic Panel and assess effects up to seven years after care provision. A simulation-based sensitivity analysis scrutinizes the sensitivity of the results with respect to potential deviations from the conditional independence assumption in the regression adjusted matching approach. The results suggest that there is a considerable short-term effect of informal care provision on mental health which fades out over time. Five years after care provision there are no significant effects left. Both short- and medium-term effects on physical health are much smaller and insignificant throughout.
Subjects: 
Informal Care
Regression Adjusted Matching
Propensity Score Matching
Mental Health
Physical Healt
JEL: 
I10
I18
C21
J14
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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