Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Preprint

Publication Date

6-2015

Abstract

One-fifth of children aged below five with employed mothers benefit from grandparent provided child care as their main source of daycare in the US. Using data from the health and retirement study, we investigate how grandchild care needs relate to intergenerational transfers of time and money and grandparents’ labor supply behavior. We find that grandparents with a new born grandchild are more likely to provide grandchild care while married grandparents are also more likely to be employed and provide financial help. Grandparents with grandchildren living close by provided higher time transfers while married grandmothers with resident grandchildren also worked longer hours.

Keywords

Grandchild care, Intergenerational transfers, Grandparents’ labor supply

Discipline

Labor Economics

Research Areas

Applied Microeconomics

Publication

Review of Economics of the Household

Volume

13

Issue

2

First Page

359

Last Page

384

ISSN

1569-5239

Identifier

10.1007/s11150-013-9221-x

Publisher

Springer Verlag (Germany)

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11150-013-9221-x

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