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Why Do Children Take Care of Their Elderly Parents? Are the Japanese Any Different?

Charles Yuji Horioka, Emin Gahramanov, Aziz Hayat, Xueli Tang

NBER Working Paper No. 22245
Issued in May 2016

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This research uses micro data from the Preference Parameters Study of Osaka University’s 21st Century COE Program ‘Behavioral Macrodynamics Based on Surveys and Experiments’ and its Global COE project ‘Human Behavior and Socioeconomic Dynamics.’ We acknowledge the program/project’s contributors Yoshiro Tsutsui, Fumio Ohtake, and Shinsuke Ikeda. The authors are indebted to Yoko Niimi, Ching-jen Sun, and seminar participants at the American University of Sharjah for their helpful discussions and suggestions. This work was supported by JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) KAKENHI Grant Number 15H01950, an Asian Growth Research Institute project grant, and a grant from the MEXT Joint Usage/Research Center for Behavioral Economics, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University. Any remaining errors are the authors’. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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