Investigating the causal relationship between employment and informal caregiving of the elderly
Examining the causal relationship between employment and informal caring to date has been impeded in countries like Ireland where there is a lack of suitable panel data and/or variables for instrument construction. This paper employs propensity score matching to control for non-random selection into treatment and control groups which controls for differences in employment outcomes between carers and non-carers in Ireland using data from Quarterly National Household Survey 2009 Quarter 3. Earlier papers focus on using regression techniques which may lead to biased estimates.
Informal care , Employment , Propensity score matching
Walsh, E. and Murphy, A. (2018) 'Investigating the causal relationship between employment and informal caregiving of the elderly'. BMC research notes, 11(1), 570. (6pp). doi:10.1186/s13104-018-3684-z
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