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    "Elderly Care across Europe: The Role of Informal and Formal Care"

    Abstract: This paper studies the relationship between time allocation decisions and the provision of elderly care. Using a sample assembled from European survey data, first I document the existence of a substantial degree of heterogeneity in the use of formal and informal care across Europe, giving place to different patterns in time allocation and care provision. In order to rationalize these findings, I develop and estimate a structural model which features working-age individuals and their parents making decisions on consumption, market work, and care in a static, discrete choice game of complete information.