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)
Biography: Homepage: http://www.iseg.utl.pt/∼elmano/
Area of scientific activity:
Labor and Demographic Economics; Household Production and National Accounts
Teaching Economics and New Technologies
Firm Organization and Behavior Economics