Informal Care Outside the Household

Short Description: The SOEP-IS module allows for a more detailed and thorough measurement of family care in Germany. First, it provides an attempt to trace selectivity into family care. Second, it comprises detailed characteristics for family caregivers providing care within their own household and for those caring elsewhere, i.e. in another private household or in an institutional setting.

Methodological Details: Several self-report items on experiences with informal care of relatives, friends or close acquaintances. Examples include “Does this person receive long-term care insurance benefits?”, “Does this person receive care or help from you?” and “How many hours per day do you supply care or help for this person?”







Ulrike Ehrlich, German Centre of Gerontology [E-Mail], Nadiya Kelle, German Centre of Gerontology [E-Mail]




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