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Elderly Care and Informal Family Care

Miyake, Atsushi and Shintani, Masaya and Yasuoka, Masaya (2021): Elderly Care and Informal Family Care.

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Informal family care presents important difficulties for the entire economy. Because of short supplies of formal elderly care, some family members are compelled to leave work to provide care for elderly relatives. Therefore, the overall loss of added value caused by informal family care is not negligible. After developing a model to assess how households determine allocation of formal and informal elderly care, we analyze subsidy effects for elderly care in the economy. Results show that subsidies for formal care that is bought by people of the younger generation are more effective for decreasing losses attributable to informal elderly care.

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