Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/86288
Authors: 
Bolin, K.
Lindgren, B.
Lundborg, P.
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 07-031/3
Abstract: 
The aims of this study were (1) to analyse whether informal care, provided by children or grandchildren to their elderly parents, and formal care are substitutes or complements, and (2) whether this relationship differs across Europe. The analyses were based on the newly developed SHARE (Survey of Health, Age, and Retirement in Europe) database. We found (1) that informal- and formal home care are substitutes, while informal care is a complement to doctor- and hospital visits, and (2) that these relationships in some cases differ according to a north-south gradient.
JEL: 
I11
I12
J22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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