Formal home health care, informal care, and family decision making

Byrne, David, Goeree, Michelle S., Hiedemann, Bridget, & Stern, Steven (2009) Formal home health care, informal care, and family decision making. International Economic Review, 50(4), pp. 1205-1242.

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We use the 1993 wave of the Assets and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (AHEAD) data set to estimate a game-theoretic model of families' decisions concerning the provision of informal and formal care for elderly individuals. The outcome is the Nash equilibrium where each family member jointly determines her consumption, transfers for formal care, and allocation of time to informal care, market work, and leisure. We use the estimates to decompose the effects of adult children's opportunity costs, quality of care, and caregiving burden on their propensities to provide informal care. We also simulate the effects of a broad range of policies of current interest. © (2009) by the Economics Department of the University of Pennsylvania and the Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association.

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ID Code: 73230
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2354.2009.00566.x
ISSN: 0020-6598
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Mathematical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
Deposited On: 02 Jul 2014 02:38
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2014 23:41

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