Ageing and the Family in Indonesia: An Exploration of the Effect of Elderly Care-Giving on Female Labor Supply

E. Magnani, Anu Rammohan

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Abstract

In developing countries, the absence of universal social safety netsfrequently necessitates co-residence between older parents and adultchildren for the provision of elderly care. In this article we use the2000 Indonesian Family Life Survey (IFLS 3) to distinguish betweenco-residence with and care-giving for the elderly and examine the impactof care-giving for elderly household members on the labor supplydecisions of co-resident working-age adults. After controlling for thepotential endogeneity of co-residing decisions and the selection biasarising from such endogeneity, our results suggest that care-giving reducesthe margins of labor supply, both the intensive (working hours)and extensive (participation) margins. This effect is particularly strong in samples of female adults.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-130
JournalJournal of Income Distribution
Volume18
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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