Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

Intergenerational Transfers and Private Savings: An Experimental Study

Contents:

Author Info

  • van der Heijden, Eline C M, et al

Abstract

This paper presents the results of an overlapping-generations experiment on the individual choice between transfers and savings. One dominant finding of the authors' experiment is that, if savings are possible, individuals choose to (gradually) opt out of the intergenerational transfer system. In this case, the average individual payoffs are lower but their distribution among individuals is less volatile. The willingness to give to previous generations does not disappear completely, however. Moreover, the degree of cohesion between successive generations does not diminish significantly after the introduction of the savings option. Coauthors are Jan H. M. Nelissen, Jan J. M. Potters, and Harrie A. A. Verbon. Copyright 1997 by WWZ and Helbing & Lichtenhahn Verlag AG

Download Info

To our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.

Bibliographic Info

Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Kyklos.

Volume (Year): 50 (1997)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 207-20

as in new window
Handle: RePEc:bla:kyklos:v:50:y:1997:i:2:p:207-20

Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0023-5962

Order Information:
Web: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/subs.asp?ref=0023-5962

Related research

Keywords:

References

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

Citations

Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
as in new window

Cited by:
  1. Artidiatun Adji & James Alm & Paul J. Ferraro, 2009. "Experimental tests of Ricardian equivalence with distortionary versus nondistortionary taxes," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 29(4), pages 2556-2572.

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bla:kyklos:v:50:y:1997:i:2:p:207-20. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Wiley-Blackwell Digital Licensing) or (Christopher F. Baum).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.