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A Case for Differential Inheritance Taxation

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  • Helmuth CREMER
  • Pierre PESTIEAU

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This paper incorporates the case of a variable number of children in a simple model of the distribution of inherited wealth. In particular, the possibility of childless couples, and hence of bequests from relatives other than parents (i.e., "collateral bequests") is considered. Within such a setting, two questions are raised. First, do collateral bequests increase the distributional inequality of wealth? Second, should one adopt inheritance tax rates that depend on the inheritor's blood relationship to the donor? In other words, does there exist an economic justification for differential inheritance taxation such as it is usual in many countries (e.g. France and Germany).

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Article provided by ENSAE in its journal Annals of Economics and Statistics.

Volume (Year): (1988)
Issue (Month): 9 ()
Pages: 167-182

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Handle: RePEc:adr:anecst:y:1988:i:9:p:08

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  1. Mauro Baranzini, 2005. "Modigliani's life-cycle theory of savings fifty years later," Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Quarterly Review, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, vol. 58(233-234), pages 109-172.
  2. Helmuth Cremer & Pierre Pestieau, 2003. "Wealth Transfer Taxation: A Survey," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_394, Levy Economics Institute.
  3. Mauro Baranzini, 2005. "Modigliani's life-cycle theory of savings fifty years later," BNL Quarterly Review, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, vol. 58(233-234), pages 109-172.
  4. CREMER, Helmuth & PESTIEAU, Pierre, 2004. "The tax treatment of intergenerational wealth transfers," CORE Discussion Papers 2004062, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  5. Louis Kaplow, 2000. "A Framework for Assessing Estate and Gift Taxation," NBER Working Papers 7775, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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