Does care to dependent elderly people living at home increase their mental health?

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Barnay, Thomas; Juin, Sandrine;
(2015)
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Subject: informal care | JEL : D - Microeconomics/D.D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics/D.D1.D13 - Household Production and Intrahousehold Allocation | mental health | JEL: J - Labor and Demographic Economics/J.J1 - Demographic Economics/J.J1.J14 - Economics of the Elderly • Economics of the Handicapped • Non-Labor Market Discrimination | long-term care | JEL : I - Health, Education, and Welfare/I.I1 - Health/I.I1.I12 - Health Behavior | formal care | JEL: I - Health, Education, and Welfare/I.I1 - Health/I.I1.I12 - Health Behavior | qualitative variables model | [ SHS.ECO ] Humanities and Social Sciences/Economies and finances | [SHS.ECO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Economies and finances | mental health,qualitative variables model,long-term care,informal care,formal care,depres sion | JEL: J - Labor and Demographic Economics/J.J1 - Demographic Economics/J.J1.J16 - Economics of Gender • Non-labor Discrimination | depres sion | JEL: C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods/C.C3 - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models • Multiple Variables/C.C3.C35 - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models • Discrete Regressors • Proportions | JEL: D - Microeconomics/D.D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics/D.D1.D13 - Household Production and Intrahousehold Allocation | JEL : J - Labor and Demographic Economics/J.J1 - Demographic Economics/J.J1.J16 - Economics of Gender • Non-labor Discrimination | JEL : J - Labor and Demographic Economics/J.J1 - Demographic Economics/J.J1.J14 - Economics of the Elderly • Economics of the Handicapped • Non-Labor Market Discrimination | JEL : C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods/C.C3 - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models • Multiple Variables/C.C3.C35 - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models • Discrete Regressors • Proportions

In France, the number of dependent elderly should d ouble by 2060. It is thus important to address the well-being of this growing share of the population. This work aims at estimating the effects of informal care and formal care on the mental health of dependent elderly... View more