Intergenerational Transfers in the Era of HIV/AIDS: Evidence from Rural Malawi
AbstractIntergenerational transfer patterns in sub-Saharan Africa are poorly understood, despite the alleged importance of support networks to ameliorate the complex implications of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on families. We estimate the age patterns and the multiple directions of transfer flows in rural Malawi---from prime-aged respondents to their elderly parents and adult children age 15+. Our findings include that: (1) financial net transfers are strongly age-patterned and the middle generations are net-providers of transfers; (2) non-financial transfers are based on mutual assistance rather than reallocation of resources; and (3) intergenerational transfers are generally not related to health status, including HIV+ status.
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Volume (Year): 27 (2012)
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age patterns of transfers; intergenerational transfers; Malawi; MLSFH; SSA; transfer flows;
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