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The relationship between elder care-giving and labour force participation in the context of policies addressing population ageing: a review of empirical studies published between 2006 and 2016, IN Ageing and Society, Vol 39 No 6 Jun 2019, pp1281-1310

Explores the relationship between informal care giving to elderly people and labour force participation (LFP) in the UK. Presents findings based on a literature review of research papers produced between 2006 and 2016. Demonstrates that some research shows only a minor impact of care giving and LFP but argues that these either do not fully take into account care giving intensity or apply their conclusions to people who are less affected by policies regarding population ageing. Concludes that mid-life women care givers of elderly parents are the most likely group to reduce their working hours.


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Moussa, Margaret Malke
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