Elderly Care

Description

This line of research focuses on recent changes and future prospects for elderly care, including care arrangements, the characteristics of the caregivers and how demographic and socioeconomic changes shape the care needs and supply of informal caregivers. Changes in population and family structures are transforming the provision of care for dependent older people. In Spain, this type of care continues to be provided largely by the family, usually spouses and adult daughters. However, an increasing proportion of women have entered the workforce, affecting their availability. We have therefore developed a microsimulation model called DEMOCARE to study the balance between the supply and demand of informal care and to quantify the need for formal care. We focus on Spain, but we aspire to extend the analysis to other countries.

Research Group

Jeroen Spijker
Jeroen Spijker Researcher Ph.D in Demography (University of Groningen)
Pilar Zueras Castillo
Pilar Zueras Castillo Researcher at ISER (U. Essex) & Social Explorer Spain Manager (CED) Ph.D in Demography (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Daniel Devolder Pennanguer
Daniel Devolder Pennanguer Associate Member Ph.D in Economics (Université París I)
Iñaki Permanyer Ugartemendia
Iñaki Permanyer Ugartemendia ICREA Research Professor Ph.D in Demography (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Elisenda Rentería Pérez
Elisenda Rentería Pérez 'Ramón y Cajal' Research Fellow Ph.D in Demography (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerias)
Carlos Fernando Félix Vega
Carlos Fernando Félix Vega Junior Researcher (FPI CED/UAB) Bachelor's Degree in Communication Sciences (Universidad Autónoma de Baja California)
Iñaki Permanyer Ugartemendia
Iñaki Permanyer Ugartemendia ICREA Research Professor
Ph.D in Demography (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
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