Labor supply in the terminal stages of lone parents’ lives

@article{Fevang2012LaborSI,
  title={Labor supply in the terminal stages of lone parents’ lives},
  author={Elisabeth Fevang and Snorre Kverndokk and Knut H. R{\o}ed},
  journal={Journal of Population Economics},
  year={2012},
  volume={25},
  pages={1399-1422}
}
Based on Norwegian register data, we show that having a lone parent in the terminal stage of life affects the offspring’s labor market activity. The employment propensity declines by around 0.5–1 percentage point among sons and 4 percentage points among daughters during the years prior to the parent’s death, ceteris paribus. After the parent’s demise, employment picks up again and earnings rise for both sons and daughters. Reliance on sickness insurance and other social security transfers… CONTINUE READING

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