Money and Time Transfers within European Families
Elsa Fontainha
Department of Economics, ISEG Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

The aim of the research is to understand better intrafamily ties contribution to well-being by combining money transfers and time transfers (e.g. care time). This study sheds new light on two issues that have traditionally been analyzed independently. I use recent and rich micro data from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), two first waves (2004 and 2006-2007) which include more than 45,000 individuals aged 50 or over. I jointly analyze financial and time care transfers among family members to identify whether a trade-off exists. Then I model the causes for each type of transfers. Some explanatory factors are tested such as: income, employment status, free time, age, gender, education, health condition, co-residence and kinship tie.

Keywords: Household production and intrahousehold allocation; Time use; Economics of the elderly; Survey of health, ageing and retirement in Europe (SHARE)

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Area of scientific activity:

Labor and Demographic Economics; Household Production and National Accounts

Teaching Economics and New Technologies

Firm Organization and Behavior Economics