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Intergenerational Transmission Models :A Survey

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  • Anne Laferrere

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The paper presents transfers between generations taking place within families: inheritance, gifts, help and services. Their economic motivations are seen through three main frameworks: the altruistic model where the child's utility influences the parent's utility; the model where transfers are exchanged, more or less directly, for services from adult children; and a model, labelled the “mutuality model”, where three generations co-exist and where transfers to children are an investment for old age. The consequences of the different models of transfer for inequality and the links between private and public or market transfers are then presented, together with the most recent empirical tests. The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance (1999) 24, 2–26. doi:10.1111/1468-0440.00002

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Paper provided by Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique in its series Working Papers with number 97-23.

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  1. Jellal, Mohamed & Wolff, Francois-Charles, 2000. "Shaping intergenerational relationships: the demonstration effect," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 68(3), pages 255-261, September.
  2. Jellal, Mohamed & Wolff, Francois-Charles, 2002. "Cultural evolutionary altruism: theory and evidence," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 18(2), pages 241-262, June.
  3. Arrondel, Luc & Laferrere, Anne, 2001. "Taxation and wealth transmission in France," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 79(1), pages 3-33, January.
  4. Jellal, Mohamed & Wolff, François Charles, 2003. "Leaving home as a self-selection device," MPRA Paper 38528, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. François-Charles Wolff, 2000. "Les transferts versés aux enfants et aux parents : altruisme ou échange intertemporel?," Économie et Prévision, Programme National Persée, vol. 142(1), pages 67-91.
  6. Mohamed Jellal & François-Charles Wolff, 2003. "Solidarités familiales par la démonstration," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 54(4), pages 785-810.
  7. Jellal, Mohamed, 2009. "Family Institution and Filial Attention Contract," MPRA Paper 17713, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  8. Andaluz, Joaquín & Marcén, Miriam & Molina, José Alberto, 2007. "Income Transfers, Welfare and Family Decisions," IZA Discussion Papers 2804, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  9. Barnet-Verzat, Christine & Wolff, Francois-Charles, 2002. "Motives for pocket money allowance and family incentives," Journal of Economic Psychology, Elsevier, vol. 23(3), pages 339-366, June.

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