标题：The hidden cost of informal care: An empirical study on female caregivers' subjective well-being
作者：Chen, Lu; Fan, Hongli; Chu, Lanlan
作者机构：[Chen, Lu] Nankai Univ, Sch Finance, 38 Tongyan Rd, Tianjin 300350, Peoples R China.; [Fan, Hongli] Shandong Univ Finance & Econ, Sch Insurance, Jin 更多
通讯作者地址：[Chen, L]Nankai Univ, Sch Finance, 38 Tongyan Rd, Tianjin 300350, Peoples R China.
来源：SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE
关键词：Informal care; Subjective well-being; IV ordered probit model
摘要：Using data from the China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS), this study investigated the impact of informal care on female caregivers' subjective well-being in China. We found that informal care significantly reduced the subjective well-being of female caregivers using the instrumental variable (IV) ordered probit model. Our results revealed that the care effect on subjective well-being was more significant for rural caregivers than for urban caregivers. The more hours or more recipients care was provided for, the greater the negative impact on subjective well-being. Based on these findings, we further identified the two channels of 'wealth' and 'health' through which informal care lowered subjective well-being. These results have implications for policy makers in overcoming the challenges involved in constructing and developing a supportive system of informal care in China.