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The impact of formal care provision on informal care receipt for people over 75 in England

Saloniki, Eirini-Christina; Nizalova, Olena; Malisauskaite, Gintare; Forder, Julien; (2024) The impact of formal care provision on informal care receipt for people over 75 in England. PLoS One , 19 (2) , Article e0297157. 10.1371/journal.pone.0297157. Green open access

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Abstract

In this study, we examine the relationship between formal care provision and informal care receipt from within the household for people over 75 years old using data from the British Household Panel Survey between 1991 and 2009. To address potential concerns about endogeneity of formal care we use a 'spatial lag' instrumental variable. We find a negative and statistically significant effect of formal care provision on informal care receipt from within the household, suggesting a substantial degree of substitutability between these two modes of care. These findings provide grounds for estimates of savings in the cost of informal care enabled by spending on formal care, which is important in light of the effects of the caregiving burden and associated responsibilities on carer's labour market participation.

Type: Article
Title: The impact of formal care provision on informal care receipt for people over 75 in England
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0297157
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0297157
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright: © 2024 Saloniki et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Keywords: Humans, Aged, Caregivers, Patient Care, England, Family Characteristics
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Applied Health Research
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10188221
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