Do They Care too Much to Work? The Influence of Caregiving Intensity on the Labour Force Participation of Unpaid Caregivers in Canada
Référence bibliographique 
Lilly, Meredith B., Laporte, Audrey et Coyte, Peter C. 2010. «Do They Care too Much to Work? The Influence of Caregiving Intensity on the Labour Force Participation of Unpaid Caregivers in Canada ». Journal of Health Economics, vol. 29, no 6, p. 895-903.
Intentions : «This paper examines the influence of unpaid caregiving on labour supply for a cohort of working-aged caregivers in Canada.» (p. 896)
Échantillon/Matériau : «Data from Statistics Canada’s 2002 General Social Survey (GSS) were analyzed for a cohort of Canadians aged 45 and over. Our final sample of 11,866 individuals included 6418 women and 5448 men.» (p. 896)
Instruments : Questionnaire
Type de traitement des données : Analyse statistique
«Our results suggest that the impact of caregiving appears to be at the level of labour force participation. In addition, we have found strong evidence for the importance of controlling for caregiving intensity, even in as straightforward a manner as performed herein. While secondary caregiving was not a predictor of labour force participation, we found that primary caregiving had a significant negative incremental influence on labour force participation. From a policy perspective, there is merit in further investigating the influence of caregiving intensity when determining the appropriateness of social supports designed to either increase caregivers’ probability of labour force participation, or to better support them in their caring roles. Although we controlled for the potential of caregiving to affect wages and hours of work through the lambda and wage fit variables, there was no effect using the primary caregiving intensity variable, and a negative effect was detected using a care hours threshold approach only among the small minority of men who contribute more than 20 h of care per week. Instead, it appears that the main impact of caregiving on labour supply is at the level of labour force participation.» (p. 902) Note that some of the statistics are shown by provinces.