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The effect of informal caregiving on labor market outcomes in South Korea

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  • The effect of informal caregiving on labor market outcomes in South Korea
  • Do, Young Kyung
  • Stanford University


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Title The effect of informal caregiving on labor market outcomes in South Korea
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Material Type Articles
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Do, Young Kyung

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[Stanford]:Stanford University

Date 2008-12
Pages 38
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Original Format pdf
Subject Social Development < Health
Holding Stanford University

Abstract

Embedded in traditional culture perpetuating family-centered elderly care, informal care is still viewed as a family or moral issue rather than a social and policy issue in South Korea. Using newly available microdata from the Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging, this study investigates the effect of informal caregiving on labor market outcomes in South Korea. By doing so, this study provides evidence to inform elderly long-term care policy in South Korea, and also fills a gap in the international literature by providing results from an Asian country. Empirical analyses address various methodological issues by investigating gender differences, by examining both extensive and intensive labor market adjustments with two definitions of labor force participation, by employing different functional forms of care intensity, and by accounting for the potential endogeneity of informal care as well as intergenerational co-residence. (The rest omitted)