Why Do Children Take Care of Their Elderly Parents? Are the Japanese Any Different?
Horioka, Charles Yuji; Gahramanov, Emin; Hayat, Aziz; Tang, Xueli | May 2017
We conduct a theoretical and empirical analysis of why children live with (or near) their parents and provide care and assistance to them using microdata from a Japanese household survey, the Osaka University Preference Parameter Study. We find that the Japanese are more likely to live with (or near) their elderly parents and/or to provide care and attention to them if they expect to receive a bequest from them, which constitutes strong support for the strategic bequest motive, but that their caregiving behavior is also heavily influenced by the strength of their altruism toward their parents and social norms.
CitationHorioka, Charles Yuji; Gahramanov, Emin; Hayat, Aziz; Tang, Xueli. 2017. Why Do Children Take Care of Their Elderly Parents? Are the Japanese Any Different?. © Asian Development Bank Institute. http://hdl.handle.net/11540/7162.
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