Informal care and health care use of older adults.

@article{Houtven2004InformalCA,
  title={Informal care and health care use of older adults.},
  author={Courtney Harold Van Houtven and Edward C Norton},
  journal={Journal of health economics},
  year={2004},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={1159-80}
}
Informal care by adult children is a common form of long-term care for older adults and can reduce medical expenditures if it substitutes for formal care. We address how informal care by all children affects formal care, which is critically important given demographic trends and the many policies proposed to promote informal care. We examine the 1998 Health and Retirement Survey (HRS) and 1995 Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest-Old Panel Survey (AHEAD) using two-part utilization models… CONTINUE READING
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