Labor market choices and home health care provision among employed ethnic caregivers

Shelley White-Means, Michael C. Thornton

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Abstract

This paper systematically links and examines two decisions of employed informal caregivers, the allocation of time to care production and to the labor market. Its main contribution is its evaluation of the influence of ethnicity on the family's decisions about providing health care to meet the impending needs of an elderly family member or friend. Caregiving production factors, financial resources, and personal characteristics of the informal care providers influence both caregiving hours and the labor market decisions. German-, Irish-, English-, and Afro-Americans differ significantly in their decision to provide informal care. Policy and research implications of this analysis are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)769-775
Number of pages7
JournalGerontologist
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Gerontology
  • Aging

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Labor market choices and home health care provision among employed ethnic caregivers. / White-Means, Shelley; Thornton, Michael C.

In: Gerontologist, Vol. 30, No. 6, 01.01.1990, p. 769-775.

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