Due to the aging of the population, the demand for care will continue to increase. The scope of informal care in this context is substantial. Previous literature has found that individuals in Norway facing extensive care responsibilities have a lower probability of being employed (Kotsadam, 2012). The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the contextual factors that affect the employment probabilities of individuals providing care intensively. To this end, the Norwegian municipalities are divided into groups according to level of publicly provided health and care services and level of support for filial responsibility norms. Publicly provided services are expected to have a positive effect on employment probabilities as these services can substitute informal care. Support for filial responsibility norms is expected to have a negative effect on employment probabilities as extensive support for these norms can lead to coercion in the care and work decisions of individuals. I find that for individuals in municipalities with high levels of support for filial responsibility norms and low levels of public eldercare, intensive caregiving is associated with a reduction in the employment probability of almost 9 %. A negative effect is also found for the group of municipalities with low levels of both support for filial responsibility norms and publicly provided eldercare. No significant effects are found for municipalities with low levels of support for filial responsibility norms and high levels of public eldercare and municipalities with high levels of both. The results indicate that contextual factors have an impact on how intensive caregiving affects employment probabilities.