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Family Care and Labour Market Participation in Senior Years (FamLab)

The main research question in this project is: What characterizes the interplay between labour market participation and engagement in family care for men and women with parents in need of care, and what are the conditions affecting adjustments within the two spheres?

The analyses in the project will build on panel data from three waves of The Norwegian life course, ageing and generations Study (NorLAG 2002, 2007, 2017), linked with register data.

A key question in the project is whether adjustments between caregiving and labour market behaviour reflects an adaptation to new demands, or a continuation of previous practices. Both predictors and outcomes of caregiving, related to people’s family and work life history, will be explored. Another question is whether and to what extent the welfare services available for the respondents’ parents moderate the association between caregiving and labour market participation.